Importing is a privilege that Customs can revoke. It can be revoked for repeated violations, penalties or fines (and sometimes for just a single violation of a major offense) of any of three levels of offenses. Those levels are negligence (the failure to use reasonable care), gross negligence (with actual knowledge or wanton disregard), and fraud (voluntary and intentional actions). Customs penalties and fines can be substantial and in some case [...]

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Clients often ask us how they can either find overseas buyers for exports or how to expand their existing list of overseas buyers. There are several programs, through the Department of Commerce, that can assist in finding or expanding a list of buyers, and help in developing or fine tuning your export program. U S Commercial Service: Whether you’re looking to make your first export sale or expand to additional international markets, the U [...]

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