Trade Services

Expert Help When You Need It

OHL’s trade and technical services team includes former US customs executives, import specialists and lead auditors. This team includes experts in compliance to help you navigate the continually evolving scope of brokerage and forwarding requirements. This team is available to consult on any trade services issue including:

  • C-TPAT
  • Specialized audit programs
  • Compliance procedures development
  • Harmonized tariff classifications and line reviews
  • Trade program qualification
  • Vendor compliance management
  • Duty drawback programs
  • Reconciliation
  • Training


Customs and Border Protection (CBP) characterizes drawback law as “complicated.” OHL’s drawback program includes preparation and application to CBP, test claims, compliance program management, and CBP verifications and audits. OHL’s trade services drawback experts can help you understand your drawback options and obligations to determine what’s best for your business. We’re also on hand to support your application and follow-up activities.

Classification and Reconciliation

Goods classification in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) is an important part of the entry process. Determining the proper HTS number requires knowledge of the product, its composition, construction, use, and its value – you’ll know all of that. Other essential knowledge includes historical customs rulings, court cases, outcomes, and previous CBP treatment – we know all of that.

We have experts who can classify any commodity and any number of products and we are regularly engaged to classify entire product lines for clients.

Should some important details of the product be unavailable at the initial time of classification then we can turn to reconciliation. OHL can handle both entry-by-entry flagging reconciliation and blanket reconciliation – we manage the entire process so you don’t have to.


OHL offers bond coverage, both single entry and continuous, as well as assistance with the bond application process, assistance with the negotiation with sureties to get the best coverage for you, and the monitoring of annual bond sufficiency.

Request a consultation with our Trade and Technical Services Team today.

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