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A Wake-Up Call: USCBP Destroy Canadian Flute Virtuoso’s Flutes In Error

Posted in Agriculture, Border Security, Customs Law

On January 1, 2014, the Boston Globe reported in an article entitled “Virtuoso’s flutes destroyed by US Customs” that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) opened Boujemaa Razgui’s luggage and destroyed his flutes. Mr. Razgui is a Canadian citizen and is a flute virtuoso who performs regularly with The Boston Camerata. At New York’s JFK… Continue Reading

Fifth Amendment Right Not Absolute

Posted in Aerospace & Defence, Agriculture, Constitutional Law, Corporate Counsel, Criminal Law, Cross-border litigation, Customs Law, Export Controls & Economic Sanctions, FCPA/Anti-Corruption, Immigration law, Intellectual Property, Law Schools, Law Students, Legal Developments, State Courts, U.S. Federal Government, U.S. Supreme Court

Silence can be used against an individual based on the U.S. Supreme Court’s holding in Salinas vs. Texas. As such, companies would do well to expand the training they provide to staff to all employees. The failure of individuals to fully understand their legal rights can lead to terrible consequences for those individuals and their… Continue Reading

United States Trade Representative Seeks Public Comments on Canada Joining Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement Negotiations

Posted in Agriculture, Cross-border trade

A “Request for Comments on Canada’s Expression of Interest in the Proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement” was published in the Federal Register today (December 7, 2011).  The Offfice of the United States Trade Representative is seeking public comment on the expression of interest by Canada to participate in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement. This a… Continue Reading

California State Legislature Enacts Supply Chain Security Law

Posted in Aerospace & Defence, Agriculture, Cross-border deals, Immigration law, State Governments, Transportation, Uncategorized

Are you covered by S657 – the new California law requiring retailers and manufacturers to inform the public about their efforts to combat slavery and human trafficking? Whether or not you think the California Legislature has improperly stuck its nose into international affairs, the fact remains the law takes effect on January 1, 2012. Human… Continue Reading

More Changes Are Coming

Posted in Agriculture, Customs Law

Originally published by the Journal of Commerce in September 2011. In the August 17, 2011 Federal Register, Customs announced it was eliminating paper courtesy notices of liquidation (CBP Form 4333-A). It claims to be spending $3+ million a year in printing and mailing these notices which advise importers when individual entries are liquidated or finalized…. Continue Reading