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Unhappy Holidays for Some International Flight Attendants Courtesy of U.S. Customs

Every few weeks, I get a call from an international flight attendant who wants my help to deal with a huge fine issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The typical scenario is that while the nice international flight attendant is traveling overseas, she purchases some counterfeit, luxury brand handbags, wallets, watches or jewelry for friends, READ MORE

Miami Aircraft Company Pays $225,000 Fine for Lying to OFAC

Pinnacle Aircraft Parts, Inc., based in Miami, Florida, just paid $225,000 to the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) regarding OFAC’s investigation of a jet engine that may have been shipped to Iran.  This case is unique in that OFAC did not assess the fine because the jet engine was actually shipped to Iran, but because Pinnacle READ MORE

EPA Compliance Webinar November 30, 2010, by NCBFAA

The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) is hosting a webinar on the topic of “EPA Import Compliance – What To Do When Things Go Wrong”. The webinar will focus on the practical import compliance policies and procedures of both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) READ MORE

Why is U.S. Customs Issuing So Many Requests for Information (CBP Form 28)?

WARNING!  U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a record number of CBP Form 28s (Request for Information) and CBP Form 29s (Notice of Action) so far this year.  Import Specialists of CBP at ports of entry all over the United States are sending out these forms to importers demanding responses.  If the responses are not READ MORE