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Forensic Specialist James McAndrew featured on CNBC Crime Inc. "Art for the Taking"

On September 20, 2012, Forensic Specialist James McAndrew was featured on the CNBC program, Crime Inc – Art for the Taking.

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Reimbursement Certifications Customs Changes Policy Regarding Antidumping Reimbursement Certificates

REIMBURSEMENT CERTIFICATIONS
IMPORTER ALERT
CUSTOMS CHANGES POLICY REGARDING
ANTIDUMPING REIMBURSEMENT CERTIFICATES

Importers of merchandise subject to an antidumping duty order are required to file a statement with U.S. Customs certifying that they have not entered into any agreement or understanding with the manufacturer, producer, seller, or exporter, for the payment or refund of all or any part of the antidumping duties assessed on the imported merchandise. Importers must certify, under penalty of Customs fraud, that they are not being reimbursed for any applicable antidumping duties. Customs headquarters issued a memorandum on November 18, 2005 containing new reimbursement certificate guidelines.

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Conflict Minerals Disclosure Requirement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) has published a final rule implementing Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank Act”) relating to “conflict minerals” from the Democratic Republic of Congo (“DRC”).

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Failure To Properly Report Product Origin Can Result In Substantial Penalties

You would think that as globalization continues to expand, the identity of the source and origin of the product would be of diminishing interest. Putting consumer preferences or lack of them aside, the US government wants to know where imported goods are made, and what processes are performed in the country of origin. Failure to properly report "origin" can result in substantial liability. Likewise, a US exporter or seller can also run afoul of these origin requirements.

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Customs Issues for the Fashion Industry

On Wednesday, September 5, 2012, Frances P. Hadfield will be presenting at a CLE panel sponsored by the New York County Lawyers’ Association (NYCLA) regarding customs issues for the Fashion Industry.

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