Earlier this month, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey announced (http://www.justice.gov/) that John Sandiford, the managing director of a New Jersey-based wooden bedroom furniture importer, had pled guilty to one count of importing merchandise from China by means of false statements. The bill of information filed in the criminal proceeding alleged that […]
PKR attorney Jordan Kahn published an article in the April 2013 Global Trade and Customs Journal entitled “Commerce’s Commitment to Strengthening US Trade Remedy Laws. “The article describes PKR’s recent litigation achievements on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee before the Court of International Trade and Department of Commerce.
In opinions issued in December 2012 (cit.uscourts.gov/SlipOpinions) and January 2013 (cit.uscourts.gov/SlipOpinions), the Court of International Trade issued important rulings in an action brought to enforce the 1996 Softwood Lumber Agreement. Even though the 1996 SLA expired in 2001, these decisions have continuing relevance for the current SLA, which entered into force in 2006. First, some […]
Twelve new enforcement actions were filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) in the first six months of 2011. The government is commendably increasing its efforts to investigate and prosecute duty evasion. These cases involve multiple circumvention schemes, such as mislabeling in Kenpo Jeans and Active Frontier Int’l where merchandise was identified as […]