Drawback | What Is Drawback

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Drawback, What is it?

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What is Drawback

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When goods are imported into the U.S., a duty ( aka, a tax) must be paid to the government. But, often times, these items are returned because the items go unused and are sent back exactly how they arrived, or perhaps, they were manufacturing goods that were used on items that are exported or destroyed, or goods were received unintentionally and need to be exported or destroyed. All of these circumstances trigger the ability to receive a refund on any duties paid on the items when they entered the country. The return of the paid duties is called draw-back, and over $350 million dollars in drawback is returned to companies each year.

The draw back process is one of the most complex commercial programs that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection administers and so it is wise to employ a drawback service, like Duty Calc, to ensure that you receive every penny of draw-back that is due to you. However, we encourage all businesses to learn all they can about drawback so they are educated on the long list of activities that trigger a draw-back claim. We recommend reading through The U.S. Customs and Border Protection guide on draw-back and contact Duty Calc with any questions you may have about the process.

By visiting the Duty Calc website you could learn more about the application process for draw-back and how we can help . Our website dutycalc.com provides software used by our clients to provide them up-to-date and user friendly data processing systems to support their drawback claims.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime with your draw-back questions and to learn how Duty Calc can provide an efficient way for you to receive money back on all of your draw-back claims.


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