Car KidsWe won’t tell anybody, but we know that you sometimes drive too fast, occasionally forget a friend’s birthday, and one or two of you have even broken a New Year’s resolution. You’re not alone. For your imports, there are two extremely crucial aspects to evaluate as you stare at your “speedometer.” First of all, know the rules. Secondly, don’t break the rules. The potential penalties, both financial and commercial, can be extremely damaging for your business (and, in some cases, for you personally).

But, don’t worry.

With Shapiro, you’re not alone.

Since 1915, our company culture has been built on a reputation for business integrity and our deep knowledge of the complex legal and regulatory hurdles faced by importers and exporters. Our reputation extends from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, to all major government agencies that regulate international trade, to our own industry, and to your industry.

Under the law, it is the importer of record who is responsible to use “reasonable care” for all aspects of the Customs entry process. Despite the seemingly simple connotation of the term “reasonable care,” this explicit responsibility often defies simple explanation.  The facts and circumstances surrounding each import transaction (and each importer) differ in the eyes of the government. With a professional guide navigating your journey, you will remain in compliance with the law while freeing your own resources to focus on what you do for a living. With persistence, together we will likely uncover a trade program or incentive that actually boosts your competitive advantage.

Our import compliance consulting products:

  • Classification
  • On-site / Off-site seminars
  • Binding Rulings
  • Post Entry
  • Full Compliance Review
  • Import Compliance Appraisal
  • Reconciliation
  • Import Compliance Manual
  • C-TPAT
  • Recordkeeping
  • Audits
For you battle-hardened compliance vets out there,

you know this list is just the tip of the iceberg.

The truth is that a web page just isn’t big enough to cover all the possible commodities, programs, and circumstances that require an expert’s keen eyes and deep evaluation.