Customs Bond Violations and Liquidated Damages Claims for Importers and Brokers
Webinar: 1 CCS
Nobody’s perfect! Sooner or later an importer, broker, carrier or warehouse proprietor is bound to receive a liquidated damages claim from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Having a clearer understanding of CBP’s enforcement process will help your company handle these claims and potentially avoid them to begin with. This informative webinar will provide the information you need in this area, including the following.
- bond requirements and the roles and responsibilities of the parties
- the administrative process - assessment, petitions and mitigation of claims
- cancelling or settling claims through an offer in compromise
- entry, TIB and carnet claims, including late or no files
- redelivery, shortage and irregular deliveries, including late deliveries, non-delivery and theft
- bonded warehouse and foreign-trade zone claims, including manipulated, removed or lost merchandise
- gate outs, failure to hold or removal of merchandise, including from inspections and exams
- importer security filing for late, inaccurate or no files
- mitigating and aggravating factors
- prior disclosures to avoid or limit claims
Lenny Feldman is a member of the Operating Committee of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., manager of its Miami office and co-chair of the firm’s Import & Export Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to import and export compliance, penalty mitigation and supply chain security, including C-TPAT and other programs. He is nationally known for his expertise on CBP enforcement issues and regularly advises companies through the most challenging of enforcement actions in an effective and efficient manner. Prior to joining ST&R, Mr. Feldman was a senior attorney with the U.S. Customs Service (now CBP) in Washington, D.C., from 1991 to 2000. While serving in the Penalties Branch, he trained CBP field officials, including Fines, Penalties and Forfeitures officers; drafted CBP’s first enforcement process informed compliance publication; and issued several hundred national guidelines, directives and administrative rulings in this area.