There is a big market for used cell phones around the world. Accordingly, we come into contact with many entrepreneurs who are involved in the secondary cell phone market. As a result, we have handled many cases involving refurbished or remanufactured cell phones. Your typical fact pattern involves a U.S. company that would export broken cell phones to a refurbishing center in a foreign country. Depending on the nature of repair, the cell phones would undergo a thorough repairing process before they are considered to be back in good working order.[...]
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP or Customs) is the federal agency in charge of determining the admissibility of items sold in smoke shops across the country. Presently, we have been asked by importers across the United States for information regarding how to determine whether ones product will meet scrutiny by CBP. Moreover, whether Customs would permit entry of these products into the United States. For such products like water pipes, grinders, blunt wraps/wrappers, and vaporizers CBP will consider whether the specific product you are attempting to import constitutes "drug paraphernalia."[...]
DISCLAIMER: The content of this website has been prepared by the Abady Law Firm, P.C., for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The material posted on this website is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, a lawyer-client relationship, and readers should not act upon it without seeking professional counsel. The Abady Law Firm, P.C., did not produce and is not responsible for the content of off-site legal resources. The materials on this site may constitute advertising under various state ethics rules.