• 9802.00.20 value question

    QUESTION: If I import a repaired item to the USA and the item itself is valued at $10,000 and the  value of the repair 9802.00.20 is $500, is a formal entry required or can this be a section 321 clearance?   In other words, which value dictates 321 vs informal vs formal when doing a 2 […]

  • Return of rebuilt gear box

    QUESTION: We exported a gear box to Europe to rebuild with a higher torque thrust bearing.  The cost to rebuild it is very expensive so I’m trying to determine if we can claim partial duties on the cost of the rebuild only instead of the complete machine.  We already paid duties to import this gear […]

  • Chapter 98 Advanced in Value of Improved in Condition

    QUESTION: Need assistance in assigning the correct tariff for a  foreign made item returning to the U.S after calibration within 3 years – not a warranty situation Does “calibration” fall under “without having been advance in value or improved in condition” or “advanced in value or improved in condition”? 9801.00.10 – Does “calibration”  fit within […]


    QUESTION: Is 9802 applicable for warranty repair?  If so, at what value is the importation as there will be no repair charge to us from our vendor?  Exported value is $1,500.00. ========== 9802.00.4020 = Articles exported for repairs or alterations: Repairs or alterations made pursuant to a warranty: Internal combustion engines 9802.00.4040 = Articles exported for repairs or alterations: Repairs […]


    QUESTION: We manufacture an item here in the United States.  It is “manufactured in the United States of US and foreign Materials”.  Upon export we claimed this as origin US.  This is marked with the previous statement. This is being returned to us for repairs.  What do we claim as origin for the return for […]


    QUESTION: Situation: A company imports into the US flat rolled steel in coils, which are the product China, under HTS heading 7209 and pay corresponding duties. The company, without doing any further manufacturing nor claiming drawback, exports the coils to a wholly owned subsidiary in Mexico where the steel is cut into sheet (also HTS […]