Attention: Companies Paying Extra Duty Under Section 301 Tariffs
Under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, the USTR initiated an investigation to determine whether China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable, unjustifiable, or discriminatory and burden or restrict U.S. commerce. The resulting action places a 25% punitive duty on approximately $50 billion of imported industrial goods from China.
Duty Refunds Ready to Expire?
2 Billion per year left unclaimed...
Tariff refunds are left unclaimed every year by U.S. companies and corporations. In light of recent trade news, CBP announced that Section 301 duties will be eligible for drawback. Our professionals at Alliance Drawback Services will analyze your program potential and discover the best path forward to maximize your refunds and ensure a compliant filing process.
Who Are We?
Founded in 2001, Alliance Drawback Services, a drawback specialty firm, provides drawback services related to the implementation, administration, and management of duty drawback recovery programs. Alliance provides a turnkey drawback solution that transfers the administrative burden of the drawback process from your company to Alliance's staff of professionals. We assist the trade community in collecting tens of millions in drawback recoveries each year.
Why Choose Alliance?
Expedite Your Claims Process
Transfer administrative burden from your company to Alliance's staff of highly trained professionals.
Maximize Your Refund
Not all programs are equal. Here at Alliance, we find your most effective path forward that will ensure the best return without a headache.
Our licensed professionals understand the ins and outs of customs regulations. We file claims compliantly under TFTEA.
What is Duty Drawback?
First passed by the U.S. Congress in 1789, the duty drawback law found in 19 USC 1313 allows importers receive refunds on import duties on merchandise that is subsequently exported. Refunds of import duty through the drawback refund program increases U.S. export activity by making our exports more price-competitive.
Imported merchandise can be exported in either the same condition (referred to as Unused Merchandise Drawback) or following a manufacturing process (known as manufacturing drawback). Understanding the concept of "substitution" is key to assessing your company's drawback potential.
The Substitution Provision
The substitution provision of the law applies to both Manufacturing as well as Unused Merchandise drawback allows a drawback claimant to match exports and imports of like, but not identical, merchandise. The regulatory requirements found in 19 CFR Part 191 requires the matching of only "commercially interchangeable".
Think of imported apples for exported apples but of the same variety and grade. Note that the new drawback law found in HR 644 expanded the substitution concept dramatically liberalizing the rules so that any import and export that fall into the same 8 digit harmonized tariff schedule number are considered interchangeable for drawback purposes. Now think apples for apples but without regard for grade or variety.
Alliance Drawback Services
With corporate headquarters located in Southwest Florida and affiliate offices in Los Angeles and Miami, Alliance maintains a staff well-trained in the management and administration of duty drawback recovery programs. Our specialized drawback programs, processes, and personnel allow drawback claimants to maximize duty recovery while maintaining the highest degree of compliance with the drawback regulations found in 19 CFR Part 191.
To find out more about how your company can benefit from the duty drawback provision of the Customs Regulations, Click Here or contact us at 239.260.7095 for a no cost/no obligation consultation and assessment of your potential drawback program.
Our Clients Trust Us
Alliance is a highly qualified drawback service provider with experience in the management of major accounts with large and small firms. Alliance consistently delivers the programs and solutions as promised in the area of duty drawback. Alliance as a quality support staff and they respond quickly to any questions we may have.
Import/Export Compliance Manager
We have used Alliance Drawback Services for all of our U.S. drawback needs for a number of years, I cannot think of a better company to provide these valuable services. Thank you, Alliance.
Director Worldwide Trade Compliance
Gathering the information for the initial applications was made easy with Alliance's professional approach. They knew exactly what information was needed and within a short period of time the application was filed and approved by Customs. I would recommend their services to anyone.
Senior Staff Accountant
Updates From Alliance
The primary liberalization of the duty drawback law passed as…Read More
This week we enter the transition period from historical drawback…Read More
A 12-year collaborative effort between Customs and Border Protection and…Read More