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210 East Sunrise Highway
Valley Stream, NY  11581

Telephone: (516) 594-9771
Fax: (516) 594-9779

Articles Returned after Advancement or Improvement

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Articles which have been exported, and then returned after being advanced or improved abroad may be eligible for preferential duty treatment.

This includes:

  • Articles assembled abroad with U.S. Origin components
  • Articles exported for repair or alteration
  • Articles exported for processing abroad and returned to the U.S. for further processing or machining

The following requirements must be met:

  • The commercial invoice needs to have separated the US and foreign value
  • Assembler declaration / Processing declaration from supplier
  • Importers declaration from the buyer


Joseph Smith Company offers a full range of import and export services. Call us toll-free at 888-4-JSMITH (888-457-6484) to see how we can put our experience to work for you.

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Joseph Smith Company is not a licensed OTI. All OTI services will be provided via referral through licensed OTI providers