About The Webinar

Over the years U.S. Customs and Border Protection and federal courts have issued hundreds of administrative and judicial decisions addressing critical commercial negligence and fraud issues under 19 USC 1592. This webinar will review the decisions having the greatest impact on CBP’s enforcement policies and procedures and identify mitigation and settlement strategies for importers to consider when faced with a claim, based on the various levels of culpability. 

Key Topics

  • fraud, gross negligence, and negligence - definitions and considerations
  • asserting reasonable care claims
  • personal liability of corporate officers for CBP penalties
  • penalty exposure for U.S. consignees and foreign companies\
  • aiding and abetting violations
  • penalties and resolution for non-revenue and marking violations
  • adequacy and necessity of statute of limitations waivers
  • requirements and time frames for response to penalty notices
  • offset options for underpayments and overpayments
  • seizure authority in cases of commercial negligence or fraud
  • customs broker penalties versus importer penalties

Please note we do not accept payment via American Express.


Lenny P. Feldman


Lenny Feldman concentrates his practice in complex issues pertaining to import and export compliance, penalty mitigation, supply chain security (including CTPAT), intellectual property, and other programs. He is recognized as a leading authority on CTPAT, served on the CTPAT MSC working group of CBP’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, and has counseled hundreds of companies through the certification, validation, and revalidation processes.



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