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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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Customs Proposal to Eliminate “First Sale” Method of Appraisement

On January 24, 2008, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a proposed interpretation of the customs valuation laws that would result in the elimination of the so-called first sale rule of appraisement. This memorandum provides additional information concerning CBP’s proposal.

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James McAndrew to speak at the New York County Lawyers Association 5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute

On November 16, 2012, James McAndrew will be speaking at the New York County Lawyers Association’s 5th Annual Art Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Institute, on “Trusts, Estates and Art: What Lawyers Need to Know.” He will be co-presenting with Ralph Lerner of Withers Bergman LLP.

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New Mandatory Data Security Filing Requirements to be Implemented Soon "The 10+2 Rule"

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The SAFE Ports Act of 2006 directed U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") to gather additional data elements before goods are shipped to the U.S. to enable CBP to better evaluate the security risk of incoming shipments. After consulting with the trade, CBP issued proposed regulations entitled "Importer Security Filing and Additional Carrier Requirements" in which they outlined a program which requires the submission of additional data elements at least 24 hours before the goods are laden on board an ocean vessel.

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Speaking In Modena, Italy on “First Sale Duty Savings for Italian Fashion Companies”

Peter Klestadt will be speaking on “First Sale Duty Savings for Italian Fashion Companies” at a conference entitled “Focus Moda: “USA and China” which is being held in Modena, Italy on October 23, 2012. For more information…Click Here

   

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