Importers Penalized $24M For Violations In 2012

Law360, New York (January 16, 2013, 7:10 PM EST) -- U.S. trade authorities imposed more than $24.2 million in penalties during the 2012 fiscal year through anti-dumping and countervailing enforcement actions, as regulators looked to crack down on import violations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday.

The penalties were levied on importers through more than 50 separate enforcement actions for fraud, gross negligence and other violations, the government said. The information was part of statistics released by Customs, which also showed that the regulator, through the assistance of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s homeland security...
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