CBP says Country of Origin for Coffee Beans is Country of Roasting

Posted by Lisa Capote | Nov 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a final determination that the country of origin of coffee beans is the country in which the coffee beans are roasted. The coffee beans in the final determination are produced from raw green coffee beans imported into either Candara or US in their natural state. Once in Canada or the US the beans are roasted and packaged.  CBP ruled that “roasting green coffee beans substantially transforms the beans into a new and different article of commerce.” The agency issues country-of-origin rulings “for the purpose of granting waivers of certain ‘Buy American' restrictions in United States law or practice” for government procurement.

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Ms. Capote is the founder and Managing Partner of Capote Law Firm. She founded the minority, woman owned law firm in 2006 with the goal to provide quality service to FDA regulated companies. Since that time her practice has grown to include other US federal agencies as well as an international trade component.


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