A Reminder That FCA Can Be Used For Customs Enforcement

Law360, New York (January 30, 2014, 1:55 PM EST) -- On Nov. 14, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a False Claims Act settlement with Basco Manufacturing Company, a maker of shower enclosures, for $1.1 million related to misstatements on U.S. Customs and Border Protection entry forms. The alleged misstatements were intended to allow the company to avoid anti-dumping duties (ADD) and countervailing duties (CVD) on aluminum extrusions used in its products that were actually from China, but transshipped through Malaysia in an attempt to avoid the duties.

The settlement against Basco does not resolve...
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