Tariff classification is at the center of international commerce, affecting everything from duty rates and trade restrictions to country of origin marking requirements. Proper classification can minimize costs as well as exposure to government scrutiny, while errors can result in fines and penalties and slow shipment deliveries.

ST&R’s unsurpassed expertise in the complex rules of classification all over the world allows us to use every available tool to obtain favorable classifications while ensuring compliance.

Why Use ST&R’s Classification Services

Tariff reduction: ST&R helps clients use tariff engineering to legally reduce or avoid import tariffs, including Section 301 tariffs on imports from China and Section 232 tariffs on aluminum and steel products.

Cost savings: ST&R regularly uses protests and other administrative measures to counter CBP’s claims of classification under high-duty HTSUS numbers and lower importers' duty burden.

Enforcement: Proactive compliance reviews and programs can ease the burden of CBP enforcement actions.


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