• Customs and International Trade Services

Strategy, planning, and compliance.

Customs duties and trade policy present unique challenges that U.S. and global companies face when operating with regulated cross-border transactions. We call it the “customs triangle” of tariff classification, customs valuation, and origin. Most companies are reactive and do not have the internal resources to address compliance and identify planning opportunities.

BDO’s Customs and International Trade Services practice works with businesses optimize to their global duty spend and decrease risk and exposure. We help multinational companies navigate the complex rules governing the cross-border movement of merchandise and services, with the goal of minimizing duty, VAT and excise tax payments, while maximizing corporate customs and trade compliance.
Services include:
  • Tariff Classification Reviews / Tariff Engineering
  • Customs Rulings, Protests, and Administrative Filings
  • Prior Disclosures and Penalty Cases
  • Customs Valuation in Coordination with Transfer Pricing Analysis
  • Export Controls and Sanctions
  • Import/Export Audits
  • Free Trade Agreements
  • Supply Chain Planning