Is there any way to reduce the tax/duty on goods sold to USA?

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Is there any way to reduce the duty charges on goods sold on a USA website but fulfilled from the UK?

Can we transfer the good to usa store/warehouse and dispatch from there?

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Sue Marsden Gilpin, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment USA in United States.


Thanks for reaching out onto the Open To Export forum. I would suggest comparing costs by reaching out to:
1. Freight forwarders
2. Customs brokers (Click the state, then the port, then click the ‘View List’ link for Brokers) or
3. a trade lawyer about storing in U.S. warehouses.

A few items to look into:
1. Binding Ruling - you need to ask CBP about this: (by calling the local port of entry)
2. Carnet ata_carnet.ctt/ata_carnet.doc
3. Foreign Trade Zones - depending on your product

Here is a useful publication by DHL:

We have some information about warehousing if you would like further information as well.

Kind Regards,
Diana Lau | Trade Research and Communication Associate
UK Trade & Investment | British Consulate-General | New York, NY 10022 |

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