Exporters To US Should Share Importers' Compliance Burdens
Over the years, I have seen many importers in trouble with the government because of inaccurate or possibly fraudulent information provided by a supplier. Many of those importers have performed layers of due diligence and sometimes still end up on the wrong side of a Customs penalty or seizure. While importers are and should be responsible for the goods they import and the representations they make to the government, it is frustrating for importers who tried to comply with the law at least in part relying on supplier representations. After ruminating on that, I wrote this musing on the burdens of international trade, which Law360 was kind enough to publish. You can access Law360 on a trial subscription. Here is a link to the article. Or (consistent with the Law360 agreement), there is a PDF you can read here.