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New Requirements for Importing Footwear Into Mexico

The Mexican government recently published a decree aimed at combating the undervaluation of footwear and circumvention of existing antidumping orders.

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David M. Murphy will discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at address Westconn International Trade Association on September 10.

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it will discuss the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) at Westconn International Trade Association (www.westconn.org) Wednesday September 10, 2014 at 6:00 PM at The Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s II, 2748 Post Road, Darien, Connecticut.  If you are interested in attending, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The event includes hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and cocktails.  Westconn Members $65, Non Members $75.  A  link to the reservation/payment is http://www.westconn.org/home/pay-via-credit-card/ (If no reservation is made, there is an additional charge of $5.  Cash or check only at the door (no credit cards accepted at door)).

   

Recent Ruling Calls Into Question Customs Lab Testing

A recent Customs Headquarters decision approving a protest filed by our office calls into question the infallibility of Customs laboratory testing results.

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New Customs HQ Directive on Filing Post-Importation Duty Preference Claims

New Customs HQ Directive on Filing Post-Importation  Duty Preference Claims

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Headquarters has issued a new directive setting forth which specific procedural mechanism must be used to make a post-importation claim for duty free or reduced duty treatment under various preferential tariff programs and free trade agreements.  Most significantly, where duty free treatment was not claimed at the time of entry, the directive states that a protest will not be an acceptable method for later claiming a duty refund.

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