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China Services

The STTAS Shanghai office is headquarters for GTCM consulting and managed services provided throughout China, Hong Kong and other locations in Asia-Pacific. 

Import Compliance
  • Global harmonized tariff schedule (HS) classification
  • Tariff ruling application and support
  • Valuation and cost analysis
  • Valuation negotiation and annual valuation adjustment support
  • Country of origin determination and review
  • Country of origin ruling application and support
  • Related party transaction analysis including transfer pricing
  • Product certification requirements: labeling
  • Import compliance assessments and audit support
Export Compliance
  • Export classification
  • Export license applications
  • Embargoes & economic sanctions
  • Denied parties screening
  • Export compliance assessments and audit support
Duty Savings Optimization/Duty & Tax Recovery Services
  • FTA qualification, solicitation and verification services
  • Feasibility studies on special tax regime, bonded zone/FTZ utilization, e-commerce
  • ATA Carnets
  • Interim duty rate
  • Duty deferral regimes
  • Processing trade study and establishment
  • First Sale analysis and implementation
Global Supply Chain Security Programs
  • AEO application (annual renewal), AEO audit support
Dispute Resolution
  • Review penalty matters and assess Customs dispute cases
  • Prepare Customs dispute cases for regional administrative appeal
  • Prepare Customs dispute cases for GAC (headquarters) administrative appeal
Close out (liquidation) of factory Customs handbooks
  • Review and assess processing trade handbook before close out/liquidation
  • Representation before Customs in handbook liquidation negotiations
Entry/Exit Process Support
  • Customs broker management
  • Pre-clearance and post-clearance compliance
  • Broker invoice audits
  • Trade Processes Compliance Assessments
  • Onsite & distance customs audits
  • Archiving customs documents for customs audits
  • Voluntary disclosure support
  • Customs administrative appeal
  • Customs audit support
  • Customs investigation (ASB case) support
  • Antidumping review and support
  • IOR/EOR setup
Import and Export Compliance Training
  • In-house seminars and webinars
  • Public seminars and webinars

For more information, email our Shanghai office at