Have you ever experienced inconsistency at the hands of U.S. Customs? Ever had shipments of similar or even identical goods classified differently at different ports of entry?
Chances are, you have. This isn't really that surprising, given that import assessment and decision-making has historically been done by whichever Customs official is on duty at whichever port of entry your shipment happens to come through. The result of this system, as you may well know, is inefficiency and unpredictability. And that’s not good for business.