Notable Penalty Cases

Exporters involved in transactions that require exporting goods controlled by U.S. regulations like the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are aware, if not all too familiar with the penalties and repercussions of noncompliance.  However, over the last two months notable civil and criminal penalties were handed down …

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Importation of Copyrighted Goods Produced Abroad After Kirtsaeng

In a recent case involving the importation of “gray market” or “parallel imports” into the U.S., the Supreme Court decided in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 568 U. S. 11-697 (2013), that copyrighted goods produced abroad and imported into the country, without the permission of the copyright owner, are subject to the “first …

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The Trusted Trader Program is on the Horizon

For over a year now, Customs has periodically mentioned the development of another pilot program which seeks to increase the agency’s flexibility and company specific understanding of trade compliance and supply chain security. The new program, which is currently named the Trusted Trader Program, would consolidate the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism Program (C-TPAT) with the …

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FCPA Compliance in China

As you sip your frothy Cappuccino while basking in the glow of your most recent quarterly report which shows a dramatic increase in sales in your China division….your assistant bursts into your office with a letter from….the Department of Justice!!!…hmmm….I wonder what they want??? While Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in China has lost some momentum, …

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