Best Practices During a Customs Audit/How to Ensure You Have a Compliant Operation

April 19, 2023

Effective Post-Entry Processes for Maintaining Compliance with U.S. Customs in Global Trade Compliance audits conducted by U.S. Customs can be a daunting prospect for any business engaged in global import and export trade. Mitigating the risk of a failed compliance audit should be a priority for organizations seeking to run a compliant operation. The key […]

Who Is Ultimately Responsible for Correct Product Classification?

December 19, 2022

Product classification is essential for international trade. The correct classification code must be used to ensure that the product is properly classified and meets all the requirements for importing and/or exporting. The World Customs Organization (WCO) has developed a hierarchical nomenclature known as the Harmonized System (HS). The first six digits of the HS are […]

Copper Hill, Inc. Welcomes Three New Members To The Executive Team

September 13, 2022

Copper Hill, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Julissa Jaime, LCB, to our team as Vice President of Brokerage; Agnieszka Borowka, LCB, to our team as Director of Operations for Copper Hill Poland Sp. z o. o.; and Kathleen Hernandez, LCB, CCS, to our team as Vice President of Global Classification. CLICK HERE […]


May 11, 2022

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is undertaking a new factfinding investigation that will examine the impact of tariffs on U.S. imports under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1862) and section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2232) in effect as of March 15, 2022, as […]

350 Changes to the US HTSUS Starting January 2022

December 21, 2021

The World Customs Organization (WCO) recently made 350 amendments to the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System), which will impact U.S. imports. This five-year HTS update, which was intended to be effective on January 1, 2022, is now postponed until further notice from CBP. You may remember the last major update was back […]

More Manpower from CBP Taking Aim at Forced Labor

October 25, 2021

Force labor issues among importers are not going away. The CBP announced at the end of September that they will be expanding to include two investigative branches, one of which will specifically focus on forced labor operations.  Their aim is to diversify the geographic locations of the investigations, to include more than just Asia. Asia […]