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GRAY MARKET GOODS

Buying genuine branded goods abroad and importing them into the U.S. for sale can be a profitable enterprise. However, because such imports typically do not have the consent of the company that owns the associated intellectual property rights, they are subject to strictly enforced requirements designed to protect those companies. Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg has helped discount retailers and others comply with these requirements and successfully operate in the gray market for decades.

QUOTAS AND IMPORT RESTRICTIONS

Absolute quotas, tariff-rate quotas, and other import restrictions limit the amount of specified products that may be imported into the U.S., either in absolute terms or under normal duty rates. Today they are most often applied to agricultural goods, including sugar-containing products and certain dairy items, as well as articles of iron and steel. These measures can have a significant impact on sourcing decisions and import-related costs.

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