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a certain tariff code. They've disagreed with that," Damiani
said. "We're experts in lubricants and chemistries, and the
reviewers are not."
The review process is supposed to take anywhere from
eight to 12 weeks before a decision on the classification code
is given back to the importer, but Damiani said it has been
taking up to 20 weeks. In the meantime, Radco Industries
has to use the government-mandated code. "If you go with
your code and you're not correct, you owe the difference
plus other fees," Damiani said.
What's more, the classification codes are retroactive for
five years. "If you've been classifying that over the past five
years, you owe the difference on all of the imports that you
brought in under what they deemed the wrong tariff code,"

Damiani said, adding that back-owed tariffs, interest and
other fees could cost well over six figures. "You can't recoup
that from your customer because you already sold [the
product] and you didn't figure that into your cost."
James Eggenschwiler, director of global trade for Redstone
Group, said he has heard of scenarios in which Chinese
customers are requiring U.S. manufacturers to reclassify
their goods to a category that isn't appropriate and will cost
more. "I guess it is for image, so they are able to claim it is
hurting their imports," he added. "It doesn't make any sense
other than it is government meddling, trying to fracture that
aspect of the trade."
Jeff Leiter, ILMA's general counsel, said that some
ILMA members have experienced issues with additional

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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings - May 2019

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
WHAT’S COMING UP
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
TRADE ISSUES, TARIFFS CREATE CONCERNS FOR MANUFACTURERS
EMBRACING THE RAINBOW
THE FATE OF THE FAMILY TREE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 1
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 2
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 5
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 6
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 7
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 8
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 9
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 11
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 14
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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 18
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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 21
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - TRADE ISSUES, TARIFFS CREATE CONCERNS FOR MANUFACTURERS
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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - EMBRACING THE RAINBOW
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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 32
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 33
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - THE FATE OF THE FAMILY TREE
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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 39
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - 45
ILMA Compoundings - May 2019 - IN NETWORK
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