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When it Comes to Duty Drawback, it Shouldn't be Hard to Get Your Money Back

June 6, 2024

We hear this a lot:

“I didn’t think it would take this long for our customs broker to…”
  • Setup our drawback program
  • File our first drawback claim

That’s where we help.

We’re the experts at drawback.

Drawback isn’t something we offer on the side, it’s what we’re focused on — day in and day out. Which means we can devote our expertise, time, and attention to help you quickly and compliantly.


At Charter Brokerage, we:

  • Leverage our knowledge, expertise, and creativity to build you a custom program in weeks, not years
  • Explain the trade offs between various drawback strategies
  • Design your program based on your business needs – whether that’s short-term refunds or total long-term savings


At Charter Brokerage, we:

  • Handle the preparation and filing of your claims so you can focus on managing your day-to-day imports and exports
  • Give you access to dedicated drawback experts – without having to add internal headcount
  • Expedite the filing of your claims because that’s what we’re laser focused on


At Charter Brokerage, we:

  • Identify internal processes and structural changes to improve your compliance
  • Explain how drawback laws and regulations will impact your business
  • Guide you through desk reviews and audits, if they arise


At Charter Brokerage, we:

  • Consolidate large data sets from various sources to give you near real-time metrics
  • Measure your program through robust reporting and analytics

About Us

We're the Leader in Duty Drawback

Our duty drawback services have a proven track record in recovering more duties, taxes, and fees than any other U.S. service provider.

Connect with our team by emailing: Inquiries@charterbrokerage.net

Bill Methenitis joins the team

August 18, 2017

Charter Brokerage is pleased to announce that Bill Methenitis has joined the Charter team as International Trade Counsel. Bill has recently retired after 15 years as a principal at Ernst & Young, where for the past seven years he was the global leader of EY’s Global Trade practice. Bill will be working with Charter on a part time basis, and is continuing to work with EY part-time to serve existing clients.

Bill has more than 35 years’ experience with international trade and tax matters, both in strategic planning for international transactions and with global trade compliance. He has substantial experience with customs duty savings regimes, including drawback, free trade agreements, foreign trade zones, and valuation methodologies. With Charter, Bill will be very focused on the expanded opportunities for duty drawback under the new Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act.

Bill has held a number of significant trade and tax positions both in the U.S. and internationally. He has been appointed by the International Chamber of Commerce as an observer to the WTO Technical Committee on Customs Valuation, and serves on the Focus Group on Convergence of Transfer Pricing and Customs Valuation established by the World Customs Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. He has served as a committee chair and as a member of the Council of the State Bar of Texas Tax Section, and has chaired working groups for the ABA Customs Law Committee.

Bill is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas, and obtained his J.D. cum laude from the Southern Methodist University School of Law.