Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Dispatches from Laredo

Here are a couple good articles on enforcement activity in Laredo. Both involve the use of in-bond procedures to defraud either the U.S. or Mexico. In one case, Chinese fabric moving in-bond to Mexico was improperly manipulated to change its origin labeling to indicate that it was of U.S.-origin. False NAFTA certificates were also issued. In the other case, in-bond merchandise destined for Mexico was diverted to the U.S. and false pedimentos were used to show export.

Thanks to the reader who tipped me to these stories.

False Certificates

Shamed Broker

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