The United States maintains a comprehensive system of import restraints that limit or prohibit the importation of certain merchandise. These measures have typically consisted of outright quantitative limits or tariff rate quotas which can significantly affect the amount of duty paid at the time of importation. Our attorneys work closely with the US government agencies that administer these programs. Quotas and import restrictions have historically been applied to:
- Apparel and textile articles
- Agricultural products
- Products containing sugar
- Certain articles of steel and iron
- Cocoa, butter, milk and cheese
The Firm routinely advises clients on how to manage their businesses within the context of these restrictive trade barriers.