Sen. Seeks New Regulations To Curb Duty Evasion

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 10:59 PM EDT) -- Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., introduced a bill Tuesday that would create new regulations for customs brokers and require the Department of Homeland Security to improve its importer database in an effort to keep foreign companies from evading anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

The bill, known as the Fighting for American Industry’s Right to Enforcement Against Duty Evasion Act, would protect U.S. jobs by giving law enforcement new ways to identify fraud and prosecute companies who smuggle products into the country, according to a statement from Sen. McCaskill's...
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