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Apparel, Textiles, and Footwear

Apparel, Textiles and Footwear is a commodity classification that receives much attention at US Customs. Textiles, in the US HTS Headnotes and tariff classifications, illustrate the complexity of proper classification and entry of these commodities. Textiles make up the largest percentage of duty revenue and Customs proactively declares that textiles are their number one target for compliance due to issues associated with laws, regulations, quotas, and various Free Trade Agreements.

World trade and trade agreements are constantly changing the way business for this segment is conducted; so the complexity of compliance for Apparel, Textiles, and Footwear can seem to be maze-like and fragmented.

Compliance is a Byrnes competency. Not only we do keep our eyes and ears on high alert for regulatory changes, we employ our close relationships with regulatory agencies and law makers to be a full-throated advocate for the commodity and its service providers.

Our network of partners and agents constantly provide us current and fresh information that we employ to benefit you, to smooth entry and delivery procedures, or to provide practical advice on documentation or terms of sale.

Byrnes provides you with a robust compliance solution that includes the following services and capabilities. Contact us to learn more about how we can tailor a program to fit your specific needs.

Customs Clearance to assure compliance while meeting your needs

  • U.S. Customs Bonds – single or continuous (annual) or special as required
  • ACH or Periodic Monthly Payment of Duties
  • ACE – Automated Commercial Environment Information Systems
  • ISF Filer for the Importer Security Filing Rule (10+2) with "unified filing" capabilities
  • Assistance with the basic Import Process:
  • Classification in accordance with the HTS and Explanatory Notes
  • Basic Valuation determination
  • Country of Origin and Marking – two major sets of rules of origin
  • CBP Mandatory Record Keeping
  • Import Compliance Risk Assessment and Management
  • Binding Ruing application for complicated situations
  • Warehouse, Foreign Trade Zone, Trade Fair or Exhibition entries

In-house training: INCOTERMS2010 and other global trade topics

Eligibility determination under conditional duty programs

  • ADD • AGOA • ATPDEA • CBI • CVD • Israeli Free Trade Act • NAFTA
  • Quota: Are your goods subject to Quota?
  • Quota administration
  • One-stop and Regular Quota entries
  • U.S. Goods Returned (0901) and Goods Returned for Repair (9802)

Supply Chain Order Management

  • Purpose-built Purchase Order and Management System (OMS)
  • Specifically designed for clients with regular traffic
  • Delivers up-to-date information per each individual order placed by you, the buyer
  • Connects buyer, vendors and our logistics partners on one efficient platform
  • Allows a mutual exchange of information between the involved parties
  • Shipping booking form, vendors' orders and container loading information are available online
  • Customizable reports, status and event monitoring