Case Study –  Recovery of $340K in Duties

TQ Customs Brokerage was able to successfully recover a CBP refund of $340,000 for one of our clients.

  • Backstory:
    A manufactured product they had been importing to the U.S. was reported to us as ineligible for free trade agreement status. The good was made up of components from several countries and underwent various processes. Our client’s well established and experienced foreign manufacturer of this product declared that it did not qualify for preferential USMCA free trade agreement status.
  • Our Partnering Approach:
    We advised our client that we could perform a thorough USMCA eligibility analysis for this product. As a result of our service, we determined that the good did qualify for preferential duty free status. We came to this conclusion not through the filing of a CBP Ruling, but through our own internal investigation.
  • Outcome:
    CBP subsequently concurred with this determination, and we were able to file a Protest to recover a CBP refund for our client totaling $340,000.
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