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COURT DECISION HOLDS THAT INDIVIDUALS CAN BE LIABLE FOR COMPANY IMPORTS

In a September 16, 2014 decision which has broad implications for corporate officers, import managers and other persons involved in import operations, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found the president of an importing corporation individually liable for customs penalties under the theory that he was responsible for the “introduction” into the United States of under-valued merchandise imported by the company. 

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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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