Monthly Archives: March 2016

Importers of Canadian and Mexican Prepared Foods Will Be Driven “Nuts” by Recent Ruling Letter Modifications

For over a decade, CBP has ruled that raw nuts imported into Mexico or Canada, that were then roasted and blanched or salted, qualified for preferential tariff treatment under the NAFTA upon importation into the United States and permitted to be marked accordingly. But, pursuant to CBP’s recent decision, which takes effect May 9, 2016, [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:50+00:00 March 11th, 2016|News & Events|

Pennsylvania Company Pays $3 Million in FCA Suit

On February 22, 2016, the Department of Justice announced that a group of importers agreed to pay $3 million to resolve a False Claims Act suit against them. The United States alleged a conspiracy to circumvent an anti-dumping order on small-diameter graphite electrodes from China. They allegedly lied about the size of the electrodes they imported because [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:50+00:00 March 11th, 2016|News & Events|

Hoverboards in CBP’s Crosshairs

On February 24, 2016 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seized 41 hoverboards with counterfeit batteries (click here for the press release). The batteries in the recent seizure are alleged to have a counterfeit “Samsung” trademark. The allegedly counterfeit Samsung batteries and others like them have been the objects of ongoing seizure activities by CBP. According to CBP’s website, [...]

2017-01-04T21:14:57+00:00 March 11th, 2016|News & Events|

FCPA Update on Recent Actions

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) aims to stop corruption and bribery by making it illegal for individuals and organizations to make payments or provide anything of value to influence foreign government officials for the purpose of obtaining or retaining business. Violations of this act can involve very complex schemes and involve very large sums [...]

2018-04-23T16:17:50+00:00 March 11th, 2016|News & Events|