- Terminated Customs Notice of Action to advance over $1 million in additional duties claimed by Customs relative to clientís foreign plant cost data submission.

- Reduced country of origin marking penalty from several million dollars to zero.

- Negotiated the release of multiple shipments of merchandise and negotiated de minimis penalties for importation of alleged counterfeit merchandise.

- Successfully obtained a penalty waiver from Customs under SBREFA, potentially saving the client a $2,000,000 to $4,000,000 penalty assessment.

- Obtained the complete release of a shipment of tobacco products seized because the clientís product label allegedly contained an illegal mark, thereby preserving a shipment valued in excess of $100,000 and saving the client tens of thousands of dollars in potential re-branding costs.

- Successful in reducing duty liability by establishing that importer was entitled to $8.3 million freight deduction and reduced duty liability to Customs of $210,000

- Successful recovery for clients from U.S. Customs and Border Protection of several million dollars in monetary instruments and currency seizures.

- Negotiated settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor for trade adjustment assistance for U.S. employees, resulting in education and vocation training funds.

- Successfully defended importerís claims for duty-free status of wearing apparel imported under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) provisions, resulting in retained duty savings of over $45,000.

- Represented several importers in audits before U.S. Customs and Border Protection resulting in de minimis duty increases and either de minimis or zero penalties.

- Established Customs import compliance procedures for several importers and conducted in-house training seminars for import managers and other corporate personnel in Customs compliance.

- Obtained antidumping scope determination ruling from the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, excluding merchandise from antidumping duties on cased pencils from China.


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