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FTC Requests Comments on Textile Fiber Rules; Comments Due January 3, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently issued a request for comments concerning the FTC’s rules and regulations pursuant to the Textile Fiber Products Identification Act (“Textile Act”), 15 U.S.C. 70-70k. Written comments and submissions in response to this request must be received by the FTC by January 3, 2012.

The Textile Act requires marketers to attach a label to each covered textile product disclosing the generic names and percentages by weight of the constituent fibers in the product; the name under which the manufacturer or other responsible company does business or the registered identification number of the company; and the name of the country where the product was processed or manufactured. The Textile Act also contains advertising and record-keeping provisions.

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Reminder: Late Shipment Clauses

The United States Court of International Trade recently denied a request to deduct certain freight charges that the importer argued were included in the transaction value of the goods as a result of the vendors’ late shipment.

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Proposed Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2011 (H.R. 2754)

On August 1, 2011, the “Textile Enforcement and Security Act of 2011,” (H.R. 2754) was introduced in the House of Representatives. This proposed bill (which must be passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President in order to be enacted into law) provides for a host of additional enforcement tools and restrictions specifically targeted at importers of textiles and apparel.

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Customs Broker Assessed $8 Million in Damages for Trademark Infringement

On March 28, 2013, a jury awarded $8 million dollars in damages against a Customs Broker found to have engaged in a conspiracy to import fake Coach® handbags and wallets in the case of Coach v. Celco Customs Services and Celine Wang, Ct. No. 11-cv-10787 (Central District of California).

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Update on Periodic Monthly Statement (PMS) Liquidated Damages Claims

The U.S. Customs & Border Protection (“CBP”) Division of the Office of Administration (formerly known as the “National Finance Center”) has recently issued approximately 3000 liquidated damages claims to importers and brokers in connection with Periodic Monthly Statements (“PMS”) where payments were made late.

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