U.S. Customs & Border Protection, formerly known as the U.S. Customs Service, is the federal agency that enforces most of the laws applicable to U.S. import transactions. Even innocent violations of U.S. Customs laws expose importers to severe penalties. Importers need an experienced U.S. Customs law attorney who is not only knowledgeable in customs law, but who has broad experience and success in Customs penalty defense work.Significant U.S. importers need a U.S. Customs specialist to represent their interests and advise on Customs requirements on an ongoing basis.
Law Offices of Vincent Bowen
2515 K Street, N.W. Suite 101 Washington, D.C. 20037
As a U.S. Customs law attorney, for over three decades I have represented and advised importers on Customs requirements applicable to their import transactions, preparing over 600 formal protests in the process. My clients have obtained millions of dollars in duty refunds through my representation in Customs disputes and millions more in duty savings on later transactions.
As a U.S. Customs specialist, I have extensive experience in all major areas of Customs law, including: HTSUS tariff classification, Customs audits (compliance assessments and focused assessments), valuation, country-of-origin marking, customs penalty defense, defense of liquidated damages claims, entry into bonded merchandise programs (FTZ, warehouse, TIB), advance notice requirements (e.g. 24 Hour Rule),preferential duty programs (NAFTA, GSP, CBI, Chapter 98), and responding to inquiriesfrom U.S. Customs import specialists.