Customs

Looking for US Schedule B Number or US Harmonized Tariff Code?

When exporting items US businesses use either a Schedule B Number or US Harmonized Tariff Code. Your business may search the US Census Department’s site for a Schedule B Number. That site has a browse feature to view or download the entire Schedule B book for multiple years or you may use the online Schedule B Search Engine to determine the appropriate Schedule B Number classifying your export item.

Similarly, businesses may use the online search tool to determine the US Harmonized Tariff Code. This tool is maintained by the US International Trade Commission. Your business may also download all or sections of the US Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Your business may check the Notice to Exporters explaining which US Harmonized Tariff Codes are not acceptable in place of Schedule B Numbers.


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Importing into the US; Made sure to exercise “Reasonable Care”

If your small business is importing goods into the United States check out the US Customs and Broader Protection’s Reasonable Care Checklist to help meet your regulatory burden of ensuring reasonable care is exercised when importing merchandise. Also, your small business should look at US Customs and Boarder Protections’s Informed Compliance Publications, which detail a number of areas related to import of merchandise and discuss issues concerning specific goods. Some noteworthy Informed Compliance Publications are: Entry (describing getting your small business goods into the US); ABC’s of Prior Disclosure; Customs Value; and Recordkeeping. www.erskine-law.com

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Does Your Small Business Need U.S. Customs Forms?

If your small business needs U.S. Customs forms, then visit the Customs and Border Protection’s forms website that contains may commonly used forms. Customs and Boarder Protection is the arm of the United States government responsible for overseeing the enforcement of a variety of customs-related laws and regulations.

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Tips for New Importers and Exporters

If you are looking for tips specific to importers and exporters, then take a look at Customs and Border Protection’s Tip Site for links to information about importing into the United States and exporting out of the United States customs territory. The links lead to good information about the processes of importing and exporting for both the novice and expert.

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Importing into the US?

Take a look at the Customs and Boarder Protection site, which contains a large amount of information concerning the importation process and policies affecting imports.

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