About The Webinar

Assists (materials, tools, designs, etc.) can be a tricky proposition for companies providing them to manufacturers. The issues become more complex when importers provide packing or research and development that may comprise the dutiable value.  Fortunately, a small amount of proactive planning can result in big duty and time savings when considering these elements in the context of global transactions. In this webinar we will discuss and map out a process you can use to manage these components of transaction value.

Key Topics

  • identifying items or services that may not be dutiable assists, packing, or royalties
  • benefitting from the best options to apportion and amortize assists or royalties
  • structuring research/development and testing/engineering to avoid assists or royalties
  • attributing assists to duty-free programs or drawback opportunities
  • finding scrap, waste, and unused inventory opportunities
  • converting assists, packing, or royalties to comprise part of the price of the goods
  • using post-summary correction or reconciliation to minimize duties
  • creating essential internal processes and procedures
  • effectively addressing U.S. Customs and Border Protection inquiries and/or audits


Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Lenny P. Feldman


Lenny Feldman concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to import and export compliance, penalty mitigation, supply chain security (including CTPAT), intellectual property, and other programs. He is recognized as a leading authority on CTPAT, served on the CTPAT MSC working group of CBP’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, and has counseled hundreds of companies through the certification, validation, and revalidation processes.



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