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Our CompanyTop 10 Common Customs Mistakes

FOCUS is a full service customs & trade management firm uniquely positioned to help companies with their international trade and compliance needs. We help manage the operations and on-going costs of importing and exporting in the following industries:

  • Automotive,
  • Aerospace,
  • Consumer products,
  • Electronics,
  • Industrial products,  
  • Telecommunications,
  • Technology,
  • Pharmaceuticals,
  • And others

Companies hire FOCUS to manage their import and export processes while helping reduce costs and meet their risk management and compliance obligations.  

The Top 10 mistakes commonly made by importers and exporters are: 
  1. No direct control over classifications 
  2. Unsupported NAFTA & FTA claims
  3. No active customs broker oversight
  4. Un-reported values and adjustments
  5. No GSP foreign assembler's validation 
  6. Missed duty recoveries & refunds
  7. Waiting too long to call the experts
  8. Unprepared for customs audits
  9. Not current on customs laws & regs
  10. Inadequate resources to manage duty costs and operational risks
For more information on how FOCUS can help you manage your import and export cost and compliance operations call FOCUS at 313 292 7000 ext. 291 or email at

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