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CVI’s consulting services provide expert oversight of your operations, compliance, and trade practices.  We interact with nearly every stakeholder in our customers’ supply chain and are well positioned to identify and execute on potential areas of improvement and risk mitigation, thus bringing enhanced performance and customs compliance peace of mind.

Customs Compliance Consulting

Compliance with U.S. Customs and government regulations is critical. It can also be time-consuming, confusing, and complicated, requiring highly specialized knowledge of an ever-changing subject matter.  But not when you have CVI’s team of experts on your side. Our licensed customs brokers keep a close eye on the latest in tariff and trade topics, making sure you are complying, paying the correct amount, and taking advantage of any opportunities to mitigate (exclusions, etc.).

Our Customs Compliance Consulting program is designed to identify potential issues before they become problems and ensure your supply chain is compliant every step of the way.  It takes a critical eye of current procedures, and recommends best practices in the areas of:

  • Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) classification & duty rates
  • Targeted trade actions and product exclusions
  • Protests & Binding Ruling requests
  • Free Trade Agreements (FTA) expertise
  • Compliance assessment, audits and corresponding training in these areas
  • Automated Clearing House (ACH) duty payment
  • Bond preparation & maintenance
  • Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) & certification assistance
  • Other government agency (OGA) & FDA regulations
  • Carnets
  • Duty drawback services
  • Quota / Visa & restricted items
  • Temporary importations (TIB)
  • Incoterms expertise
  • Warehouse entries and withdrawals
  • Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ)
  • Required documentation & Customs Manual preparation

CVI also regularly provides expert information updates on customs compliance matters, including client circulars, educational outreach, and webinars, etc.  We work closely with customers offering greater insight into the complexities of the global supply chain, which, in turn, reduces the risk of error.  Let us help you streamline your customs compliance matters! Contact us.


Supply Chain Consulting & Value-Added Services

Throughout our 30+ years in business, we have developed a valuable set of logistics best practices and supporting value-added services.  We engage clients on a variety of projects that deliver supply chain resiliency and efficiency.  Our areas of expertise and service platform includes:

  • Routing Guide & Transportation Mode Optimization
  • Purchase Order (PO) Management
  • Cargo / Buyer’s Consolidation Solutions
  • Ocean & Air Freight RFQ Management
  • Warehousing & Distribution
  • Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) & Bonded Warehouses
  • Replenishment & Postponement Strategies
  • Performance Scorecards & KPIs
  • Total Landed Cost Determination & Analysis
  • In-Transit Inventory and Carrying Cost Analysis
  • Transportation Finance Analysis
  • Other initiatives and priorities, in collaboration with our customers

Let CVI empower your logistics program with value added services.  For more information, Contact us today.

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