Customs Bill Facilitates Trade, Strengthens Enforcement

Law360, New York (March 3, 2016, 11:29 AM EST) -- Matthew W. Caligur

Casey E. Holder On Feb. 24, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. The act is comprehensive and wide-ranging. Notably, the act formally authorizes and funds U.S. Customs and Border Protection, within the Department of Homeland Security, which has been operating without direct authorization since the creation of DHS in 2003. Key provisions of the act are designed to enhance trade facilitation and enforcement, address potential health and safety concerns relating to imports, protect intellectual property rights, prevent the evasion and circumvention of antidumping and countervailing duties, evaluate the small...

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