Customs Compliance

We help streamline your processes to ensure the safest, most cost-effective handling of all customs related supply chain processes globally.

Tariff Classification
Customs Warehousing
Customs Brokerage

Our dedicated Woodland Customs specialists across the globe deliver major cost savings and compliant customs management in line with the latest regulations and customs solutions.

Woodland’s compliance professionals advise on duties, taxes, risks, penalties, and consequences of noncompliance. We help standardize and automate trade and customs duty compliance processes, allowing clients to operate more efficiently at lower risk. Standardization and automation can also help businesses capture the benefits of special trade programs.

We Deliver:

  • Tariff suspension applications
  • Outsourced customs department and support training
  • Export compliance management
  • Denied party lists
  • Export controls
  • Licensing
  • Best practice and assured compliance
  • Customs consultative services and health checks
  • Regime management, such as CFSP, Warehousing and IP/OPR
  • Purchase order management
  • Retrospective reclaims
  • Classification reviews
  • Binding ruling
  • Customs compliance reviews
  • CTPAT gap analysis/CTPAT applications

Tariff Classification and Duty Determination

Our dedicated Customs Consultants will review tariff codes used by you and where required, seek to re-classify goods so that you're compliant and minimise risk. When re-classifications are achieved, we seek to recover overpaid duty in the previous three years. On your instruction, we will obtain binding tariffs so that ongoing savings can be achieved. The minimum Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF)of $29.66 will apply to all formal entry shipments valued $8,563.00 USD or less. The maximum MPF fee of $575.35 will apply to all shipments valued $166,095 USD or higher.

Customs Warehousing

A bonded CFS Warehouse is a bonded facility that is used as transitory storage for imported and exported goods. Bonded means that the CFS has the authority from the US Customs & Border Protection to receive shipments that are under customs bond. Our strategically located warehouses across the USA offer compliant and diligent customs warehousing solutions. Our dedicated teams ensure that your shipment gets off the pier and into our warehouse quickly, thereby speeding up transportation and shipment processes by identifying and prioritizing shipments. Our CFS facilities are secured so goods can be stored safely before and after shipping and then sent directly to onward warehouses or other destinations, increasing overall supply chain efficiency by providing short-term storage and cost savings as a result of effective duty management. We help reduce congestion at ports by offering an off-dock storage location for containers, and can deliver cargo anywhere in the US and beyond from our warehousing locations.

Customs Brokerage

We are customs experts so you don’t have to be. Whether you ship by air, ocean, rail or road, we deliver seamless customs clearances across the globe. Our US teams are fully licensed by U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) while our teams in the UK are HMRC-approved. As such, you can rely on us to navigate the complexities of international customs regulations and optimize your supply chain, while removing frustrating delays, paperwork headaches, and compliance issues.


CTPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) is a program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to enhance international supply chain security. As a CTPAT accredited company, we must meet specific eligibility criteria and undergo a thorough vetting process to verify that we help streamline international trade processes, reduce administrative burdens, and enhance the overall efficiency of supply chain operations.

Duty Drawback

While our customs teams across the globe guide you through ever-changing tariffs and trade deals, our dedicated duty drawback team can help you get refunds on duties, taxes and fees.

Duty drawback is a refund from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for 99% of the duties paid on imported items which are then exported or used in the manufacturing of goods to be exported. This allows US businesses to compete with other nations that have the ability to produce goods for a lower cost, keeping a balance in the global marketplace.

We can review your case to determine eligibility and help you identify additional opportunities for drawback recovery.

Regulatory Consultancy

Regulations dictate how we move goods through international and domestic

. As a world class logistics provider Woodland always strives to deliver the utmost care and compliance in our services. At Woodland we want to ensure that our customers can do the same, but sometimes they don’t have the ability to do so. Regulatory Consultancy can help you when you are unsure of the restrictions and further requirements to move your goods compliantly. In the US, there are multiple government agencies that regulate the movement of goods in, out, and throughout the United States. Here at Woodland, our team of experts provide you with the utmost knowledge of these regulations and requirements to support you and your business.

Export Controls

From commercial goods to dual-use or semiconductors goods and technologies, you should review your goods and who your goods & services are being provided to.

Freight Forwarders
are not immune to export controls, they are a key part to the puzzle. Know your customers, build a strategic plan to review who you are doing business with, and review any export controls or sanctions against those customers. A company’s responsibility does not end once a sale is made, it is a continuous relationship that requires review at every point of the supply chain.

Risk Assessments

Building a strategic plan to review your supply chain, knowing your customers, and how your business model encompasses required export control checks. Woodland Group provides a risk assessment of your current supply chain processes to provide you with an overview of how strong your compliance is. With multi - level risk assessments and a la carte options, Woodland can target specific areas where compliance gaps are the highest. Working together with your teams, we encourage a multilateral review of your supply chain that would encompass any current or potential export control requirements.

Licensing Requirements

A U.S. export license requirement from the Department of Commerce can be triggered by several important factors specific to your transaction: the actual item (commodity, software, or technology) that will be exported, where it is going, who is going to use it, and what they

will be using it for. Woodland can aid you in determining whether your product, technology or service is subject to the ITAR or the EAR. If your product is subject to the export controls of the ITAR or the EAR, a license will be required for almost all export and international trade transactions. For those items that are not in the United States but are still subject to the ITAR or the EAR, Woodland can support with re-export licensing requirements and/or determination of requirements.

Re-Exports of Goods

BIS has routinely brought enforcement actions against foreign persons and entities for violations of the EAR under the EAA, due to re-export controls of items with U.S. origin. U.S. origin items and technology, wherever located, are subject to the EAR. The intricacies of export and reexport requirements and regulations require that goods and technologies should always be reviewed for potential U.S. export controls anywhere in the world. Woodland Group can provide that support with understanding what is deemed to be under US control, even when it is not located in the US.

Denied Party & Sanction Screenings

Ensuring that you have comprehensive sanctions, and a denied party screening program is essential. Whether you use the free tools provided by search engines or pay a 3rd party provider. Sanctions are only growing larger, and the fines are too. As we have developed our internal Denied Parties & Sanctions (DPS) Screening processes, we have firsthand knowledge of the importance of reviewing your trade partners. Every company has different requirements and developments of how they want to ensure they are compliant with DPS Screening internally. Woodland Group has a team of experts that have worked in multiple areas of the supply chain to expand our expertise to fit our customers’ needs.

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