California Tariff Law Attorneys

Tariffs are a tax imposed on imported goods from outside the country not imposed on similar goods in the country. Import tariffs are often imposed based on a percentage of the items' estimated market value. A difference of a few percentage points can result in increased costs in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars.

Since 1933, Stein Shostak Shostak Pollack & O'Hara, LLP, has focused on all areas of customs and international trade law. Now in our ninth decade of operation, we represent our clients involved in complex and costly import tax disputes.

Questions about tariff laws? Our attorneys can help get you answers. Contact us online today.

California Import Duty Lawyers

Cross-border assembly operations and NAFTA rules are complex. For example, textiles made by hand results in a 5 percent tariff whereas machine-manufactured textiles could be assessed at an 11 percent tariff. With multiple shipments valued at $100,000, that 6 percent difference could severely impact an importer's bottom line. Sets or complete manufacturing systems can be classified according to the highest rate of a single component.

Our Los Angeles tariff law attorneys strive to counter a powerful bureaucracy with experience and legal knowledge. Most tariff disputes are resolved at the administrative level. Rarely do cases involving classification and value disagreements end up in court. However, we are always prepared to litigate the dispute if that provides the best outcome for our clients.

Quality Legal Representation

Stein Shostak Shostak Pollack & O'Hara, LLP, is well known and well respected among U.S. Customs officials and members of the international trade community. Our firm is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has offices in San Diego, Washington, D.C., and Shanghai, P.R.C. To schedule an appointment, contact our Los Angeles office at 213-630-8888. You can also e-mail to schedule an appointment.