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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.

   

Potential For Significant Duty Refunds For Apparel And Footwear

An issue is being developed in the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) which, if successful, may provide your company with an opportunity to obtain duty refunds. A test case has already been filed by one importer with respect to glove importations, but litigation will be required with respect to other commodities in order to secure refunds.

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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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Government abandons $42 million recordkeeping penalty case

On December 17, 2007, the United States voluntarily dismissed its claims against Ford Motor Company for alleged violations of Customs & Border Protection (CBP’s) recordkeeping requirements. United States v. Ford Motor Company, Case No. 06-cv-00013-DB (WDTX). The Government had alleged that Ford negligently violated 19 U.S.C. § 1509 in failing to produce records to support the NAFTA Certificates of Origin that had been issued for 1996 importations of automotive parts from Mexico.

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17th Judicial Conference of the United States Court of International Trade

Erik Smithweiss will be speaking at the 17th Judicial Conference of the United States Court of International Trade on December 3, 2012.

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