DATE HELD: November 16, 2017
Customs Section 592 Penalties: Who, What, When, Why and How, reviewed the circumstances under which Customs and Border Protection can impose penalties against importers that provide “false” information in their entry documents. While CBP has long had penalty authority, use of this tool has recently picked up. Coincidentally, court decisions have provided a broad interpretation of the “persons” subject to Section 592 penalties, and the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 has given CBP expanded authority to investigate allegations of trade remedy evasion.
Mr. Thompson discussed the statute’s mechanics, recent judicial interpretations and the steps importers should take to avoid mistakes and demonstrate they took “reasonable care” in the event of a disagreement with CBP.
You may be able to see a replay of the webinar here.