Friday, May 31, 2013

Peter Quinter to Host CBP Seizures, Penalties and Liquidated Damages Webinar on June 4th

Peter Quinter will host "CBP Seizures, Penalties & Liquidated Damages: Getting Your Merchandise Back & Penalties Mitigated" webinar on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST. The webinar is hosted by the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA). 

Every day, as part of its mission to ‘Facilitate Trade and Secure the Border,’ U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) seizes imported cargo and cargo attempted to be exported. CBP issues penalties to importers (and customs brokers), and assesses liquidated damages claims against importers for entry bond violations on a daily basis.  Eventually, an importer is likely to get a letter from the Fines, Penalties, and Forfeitures Office (FP&F) for a seizure, penalty, fine, or claim.  The importer or exporter will probably first contact its customs broker or freight forwarder for help. 

Every customs broker and freight forwarder should know what to say to the importer  or exporter to attempt to get the cargo released or to try to get the penalty and liquidated damages claim cancelled.

Attendees should leave this webinar knowing the crucial first steps that must be taken when these types of FP&F notices are received.  Everything from seizures of counterfeit merchandise to penalties for AES violations,  recordkeeping violations, false country of origin declarations, and undervaluation claims, to in-bond and warehouse bond violations will be discussed. At this webinar, you will learn how to assist an importer or exporter with detained or seized merchandise, or what to do when you or your customer get a penalty notice from the FP&F Office of CBP.

The deadline to register for this webinar is June 3, 2013. Click here to register for the Event.

For any questions or comments regarding these topics, please contact:

Peter Quinter, Shareholder and Chair
Customs and International Trade Law Group
GrayRobinson, P.A.
1221 Brickell Avenue
Suite 1600
Miami, Florida 33131
Office: (305) 416-6960
Mobile: (954) 270-1864

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