At Ratliff-Owens Consulting, LLC, my goal is to assist clients through the maze of U.S. Customs processes in an effort to expeditiously bring trade and commerce ventures to successful fruition.  It is in my professionally acquired skill set to provide expert advice and guidance to importers, exporters, trade community and the public relative to all matters concerning the importation, entry and exportation of merchandise into and out of the commerce of the United States.  In my fifteen years of government service with the U.S. Customs Service and US Customs and Border Protection within the Department of Homeland Security, I have gained subject matter expertise relative to issues involving all facets of Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, with specific emphasis on trade regulations and compliance.  I am now in the position to apply my accumulated knowledge and expertise to the private sector.

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