Mitch Kostoulakos

Mitch Kostoulakos

Mitch Kostoulakos is an independent logistics consultant and a Licensed Customs Broker (LCB). He was an award-winning International Executive with FedEx Services before launching Ad Hoc Logistics LLC, and previously held management positions in the LTL industry. Ad Hoc Logistics assists small and medium-sized firms with international logistics and customs issues. Mitch holds the CTL—Certified in Transportation and Logistics designation. His articles have been published in Transportation Journal. He was honored to be appointed to the Standing Committee on International Trade and Transportation of the Transportation Research Board beginning April 2020. TRB is a unit of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

On: March 6, 2024     By: Mitch Kostoulakos

What If Customs Disputes Your Export Valuation?

When exporters face customs valuation disputes abroad, knowing how to proceed can be tricky—communicating with customs in other countries is challenging, and every country has different procedures. We explain your options, especially if the valuation is too high.

On: December 6, 2023     By: Mitch Kostoulakos

Shipping to Canada: What You Need to Know About CARM

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) Assessment and Revenue Management (CARM) project is a multi-year digital initiative that will change how CBSA collects duties and taxes for goods imported into Canada. Here's what you need to know to prepare for its rollout next year.

On: September 13, 2023     By: Mitch Kostoulakos

How to Determine Value for U.S. Customs

Typically the commercial invoice value is used by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for duty calculation. But when the invoice value cannot be used or the transaction isn't clear-cut, CBP uses an appraisement hierarchy to ensure a fair and consistent valuation of imported goods for customs purposes. Learn how to apply the appraisement hierarchy.


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