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Customs Enforcement: Avoiding and Mitigating Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures for Importers and Brokers
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Eventually even savvy importers, exporters, customs brokers, forwarders and carriers are likely to receive a notice of seizure, penalty, or liquidated damages claim from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Internal controls designed to detect, deter, and defuse enforcement claims may help your company avoid such claims or mitigate them to the greatest extent possible under the customs laws and regulations.
- differences between seizures, penalties, and liquidated damages
- bonds as security for enforcement actions
- administrative process for enforcement claims
- trademark/copyright and partner government agency seizures
- Census export penalties
- entry, warehouse, manifest, and cargo delivery liquidated damages claims
- conveyance arrival penalties
- recordkeeping penalties
- commercial fraud, gross negligence, negligence, and reasonable care
- claim resolution through prior disclosures, mitigation petitions, and offers in compromise
- early release and limiting storage charges
Lenny Feldman is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s Operating Committee and manager of its Miami office. Mr. Feldman concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to classification and valuation, seizures and penalties, trade preference qualification, intellectual property, importer/broker compliance, and C-TPAT/border security. He is nationally known for his expertise on CBP enforcement issues, regularly advising companies through the most challenging 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) 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. Mr. Feldman currently serves as one of 20 members of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to CBP (COAC), where he is co-chair of the Trade Modernization Subcommittee.