Trade Compliance Handbook


Introduction To U.S. Trade Compliance

This Thompson Coburn LLP Trade Compliance Handbook is intended to provide an overview of international trade regulatory compliance issues and related terms to corporate general counsel, as well as compliance and audit personnel. We provide this as a source of general information only. This is not intended to constitute legal advice. We suggest that you seek international trade counsel to resolve the specific issues that may arise in your business.

A Brief Summary of Import Trade Compliance

The customs laws of the United States are codified in Title 19 of the U.S. Code and Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These laws and regulations provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the authority to collect revenue and trade statistics and to enforce the laws governing the importation, and to some degree the exportation, of goods from the United States.

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