About The Webinar

As the Trump administration sharpens its focus on commercial enforcement against importers and other individuals who have violated customs laws, section 1592 penalties are on the rise. Knowing your full legal rights and devising a smart strategy to address such claims can substantially impact the outcome of these proceedings. This webinar will examine how to maximize opportunities to mitigate and possibly cancel 1592 penalties.

Key Topics

  • Pre-penalty claims: Cancelling claims from the outset
  • Penalty petitions: Key mitigation factors and strategies
  • Offers in compromise: Best approaches for settlement
  • Levels of culpability: Demonstrating reasonable care, clerical error, or simple negligence
  • Materiality: Recognizing falsities or omissions that should not be penalized
  • Duty demands: Avoiding penalties once revenue is restored
  • Statute of limitations requests: Approaching requests for time extensions
  • Small business exceptions: Leveraging your company’s economic situation

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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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