Bill Offers Boost For Customs' Trade Mission: Attys

Law360, New York (October 27, 2009, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A bill aimed at strengthening the trade enforcement efforts at U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been greeted with cautious optimism by trade lawyers, who say it has the potential to put a greater focus on trade at the agency, which now dedicates many of its resources to security issues.

The Customs Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Reauthorization Act of 2009 was introduced by Sens. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in August and includes a number of provisions designed to put trade enforcement higher on...
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