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Export Compliance Certifications to Be Imposed on U.S. Employers of Foreign Nationals

Effective on February 20, 2011, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (“USCIS”) will impose new export control certification requirements for companies in the United States who petition that agency seeking authorization for an alien to come to the United States temporarily to perform services or to receive training.

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FTC Issues $1.26 Million in Penalties for Mislabeling Rayon Textiles as Bamboo; Announces Enforcement Policy for Directly Imported Products

On January 3, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced that $1.26 million in penalties will be paid collectively by four national retailers to settle charges that the companies mislabeled various textile products.

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Prepare for the April 2013 Customs Broker License Exam – Live class in Los Angeles

Los Angeles partner Erik Smithweiss teaches a class in Los Angeles to prepare for the Customs Broker exam.  Class starts January 14, 2013.  For information and registration visit http://ftasc.org/images/stories/Complete2013BrokersPrepFlyers.pdf.

If you would like further information, please contact Erik D. Smithweiss.

   

Highlights Of The Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (Cafta)

Published in the Metropolitan Corp. Counsel
(www.metropolitancorpcounsel.com) October 2005

The US, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua signed CAFTA on August 5. On August 2 President Bush signed the implementing legislation (Pub. L. 109-53) after the House of Representatives passed it (H.R. Bill 3045) by a bare majority of only 2 votes. The legislatures of five signatories have approved the agreement, and those of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are expected to do so within the next six months. By January 1, 2006, CAFTA should be operational for all parties that have obtained the necessary legislative approvals.

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Published article for CHUBB COLLECTOR Fall Newsletter

James McAndrew, Forensic Specialist, published a featured article in Chubb Collectors Quarterly (Fall) Newsletter titled “Customs and the International Trade and Transit of Works of Art and Antiquity”,

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