Customs and Trade Law Weekly Snapshot
Here is a recap of the latest customs and international trade law news:
- Nike has ended 2021 as the most valuable apparel firm globally. According to data presented by FinancePR.com, the American outfit achieved a $30.44 billion valuation in 2021, placing it at the helm of the top ten garment firms worldwide.
- On November 30, 2021, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Cincinnati seized a shipment containing counterfeit designer jewelry and scarves. The fakes, which came from China, would have been worth a total of $3.09 million had they been genuine.
- On December 6, 2021, a garment importer based in downtown Los Angeles was sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for scheming to undervalue imported garments and avoid paying duties to the United States, and failing to report income on tax returns and large cash transactions to the federal government.
- On December 13, 2021, Chris Magnus was sworn in as Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection following his Senate confirmation last week. Magnus becomes the fifth confirmed CBP Commissioner since the law enforcement agency’s creation under DHS in 2003.
- CBP has reorganized all Informed Compliance Publications (ICPs) on CBP.gov under each applicable Center of Excellence and Expertise.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection is modernizing the ACE Secure Data Portal over multiple phases in 2022. The modernization effort will entail the transition of existing functionality to an upgraded platform, offering […]