US Customs Compliance
As a certified U.S. Customs Broker, with offices in Houston and Calgary,
JORI Logistics is your transportation partner anywhere in North America.
The fines and penalties for customs non-compliance in the U.S. are far greater than Canada. U.S. Customs can review past import documents up to a 5-year history and if any discrepancies are found, can retroactively charge fines, penalties and more frequent audits. Having a strong relationship with your customs broker helps us liaise with Customs Border Patrol on your behalf.
Frequently Asked Questions
Non-compliance with U.S. customs regulations can lead to various consequences, including:
- Penalties and Fines:
- The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) can impose fines for violations of customs regulations. The amount varies based on the severity of the non-compliance.
- Seizure of Goods:
- Customs authorities have the authority to seize goods that do not comply with regulations..
- Customs Delays:
- Non-compliance can lead to delays in the customs clearance process..
- Increased Scrutiny:
- Businesses with a history of non-compliance may face more thorough inspections, audits, and additional administrative requirements.
- Loss of Trade Preferences:
- If goods are eligible for preferential treatment under trade agreements, non-compliance may lead to the loss of such preferences.
- Impact on Business Reputation:
- Consistent non-compliance issues can harm the reputation of a business.
- Legal Consequences:
- Serious cases of non-compliance may lead to legal action.
- Loss of Privileges:
- Businesses that consistently fail to comply with customs regulations may lose certain privileges, such as participation in trusted trader programs or expedited customs clearance processes.
- Supply Chain Disruptions:
- Non-compliance can disrupt supply chain operations..
- Customs Bond Forfeiture:
- Importers are often required to have a customs bond. Non-compliance could lead to the forfeiture of the bond, impacting the ability to import goods.