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

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Lenny P. Feldman


LENNY FELDMAN is a Member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., resident in the Miami office and a member of the firm's Operating Committee. He previously co-chaired the twenty-member Customs and Border Protection’s Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee, providing strategic recommendations directly to CBP, Homeland Security and Treasury executives on issues such as forced labor, intellectual property rights, e-commerce policy, trade partnership programs, enforcement and facilitation mechanisms, and regulatory reform. He currently serves as General Counsel and Customs Counsel to the National Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA).



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