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Customs Enforcement: Bond Breaches - Resolving the Most Challenging Liquidated Damages Claims
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
Sooner or later importers, brokers, carriers, and warehouse proprietors are likely to receive a liquidated damages claim from U.S. Customs and Border Protection due to a bond breach. By examining CBP’s enforcement process and actual cases, this webinar will identify best practices to potentially avoid or at least effectively mitigate the most challenging claims.
- bond requirements and conditions
- administrative process for assessment, petitions, and mitigation of claims
- settling and resolving claims through offers in compromise
- entry, temporary importation under bond, and carnet claims
- 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
- importer security filing - late, inaccurate, or no files
- mitigating and aggravating factors
- avoiding or limiting claims through prior disclosures
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.