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Recent FDA Developments Handbook

I authored “Recent Developments in Food and Drug Law, 2012 Edition” which was just published by Thomas Reuters.  It is part of a series called “Inside the Minds” written by attorney thought-leaders in food and drug law from the top law firms across the United States.  It analyzes the latest food and drug laws, regulations READ MORE

Importing into the United States in Compliance with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)

Do you want to learn the Top 10 Tips When Importing to Ensure Compliance?  What about the Importance of CBP Rulings for Classification, Valuation and Country of Origin? How about Cost Savings practices like utilizing Free Trade Agreements? Well you can learn this and hot topics like: – Importance of protecting Intellectual Property Rights – READ MORE

Can I Bring in More Than $10,000 to the United States When Travelling?

I’m coming back into the United States and I need to bring in more than $10,000. I heard that it is illegal to bring that much money into the U.S. when you travel. Am I allowed to bring in more than $10,000 to the U.S. when I travel?  The simple answer to this question is: READ MORE

Customs Broker License Denial for Poor Credit History

Hundreds of people apply every year to become a customs broker. Customs brokers are licensed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The process requires passing a rigorous multiple choice examination, and then passing a background investigation.  For many applicants who successfully pass the examination, they are denied a license because the background investigation revealed READ MORE

Global Entry Program of U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Global Entry program is a smashing success. I have been a member for a few years, and have personally experienced its principal benefit of rapidly and easily clearing Customs upon arrival in the United States.  Global Entry allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States.   Applicants READ MORE