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Month: January 2012

  • Customs Attorney: Marking Continued

    As discussed in the last marking post the requirements for marking must be: 1. in a conspicuous place2. legible3. permanent 4. English name as to the country of originLet us explain these even further shall we.Legible and ConspicuousThe person who ends up with the product the "Ultimate Purchaser," must be able to find the marking easily without straining him or her self. Some uses I have seen include, tags and stickers depending on the type of good. What size font should I use? Depends on the type of product. For[...]

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  • Customs Attorney: Marking

    Generally, every imported or exported good is subject to marking regulations from at least one of the federal agencies. Marking requirements are enforced by physical inspection of the goods and also after release of the goods via a notice of redelivery and marking (CF4647). If Customs finds that marking is incorrect, they will delay the release of the goods until the marking is corrected. Incorrect markings can result in delays and high expenses for remarking goods or may result in a liquidated damages claim against the importer for failing to[...]

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  • Customs Attorney: U.S. Customs Took My Money at the Airport – Currency/Money Seizure

    Can U.S. Customs seize your money at the airport? Yes, if one failed to properly report all cash and cash equivalents transported into or out of the country. See Currency and Foreign Transaction Reporting Act (31 U.S.C. 5311, et seq.) When do I have to declare my money to Customs? Most people are uninformed of the reporting requirement however, “If you transport, attempt to transport, or cause to be transported (including by mail or other means) currency or other monetary instruments in an aggregate amount exceeding $10,000 or its foreign equivalent) at[...]

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