Category Archives: International Trade and Customs

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Opportunity for Importers of Designer Merchandise to Reduce Duty Exposure

We have recently received a positive ruling from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“Customs”) in response to a protest filed on behalf of one of our clients which is a U.S. subsidiary of a European parent company and importing designer merchandise into the U.S. As a result of the ruling, the U.S. importer will be … Continue Reading

No Freebies for Designers at Oscars: U.S. Customs Rules that Temporary Imports of Gowns for Celebrities to Wear on the Red Carpet are Ineligible for Duty-Free Treatment

On Sunday at the 87th Academy Awards, when Julianne Moore walks to the podium to accept her first Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role, she will likely be wearing a mesmerizing gown designed by Givenchy. Such high-profile celebrity events provide an important opportunity for haute couture designers to advertise their latest fashions and … Continue Reading