Is your customs broker following a standard operating procedure (SOP)?
Did you know that Customs requires that companies importing merchandise exercise reasonable care to enter, classify and determine it’s proper customs value, and to provide any other information necessary to enable Customs to properly assess duties, collect statistics and determine if any other applicable legal requirements have been met. Importers are responsible for maintaining proper supervision and control over their agents to meet the reasonable care standard. Liability for accuracy of Customs entries and payment of proper duties and fees lie with the Importer of Record. Copper Hill will establish a Broker SOP and work with your Brokers on an ongoing basis to assure they have all of the information that they need to file a compliance customs entry/declaration. Copper Hill will monitor Brokers performance against the SOP and identify and implement corrective and/or preventative actions for errors to avoid reoccurrences.