Tag Archives: Import

Add Importers to Those Facing Expanding Whistleblower Claims under the False Claims Act

On February 12, 2015, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that three U.S.-based importers had agreed to pay more than $3 million to resolve a lawsuit brought by the United States under the False Claims Act (FCA) alleging that they had made false declarations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and conspired with other … Continue Reading

Opportunities in the New U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement

By: Curt Dombek and Mark Jensen The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) entered into force on May 15, 2012.  The enactment of the CFTA creates significant opportunities for both U.S. and Colombian businesses involved in international transactions.  In order to take advantage of these opportunities, it will be important for parties to understand key parameters of the agreement, including what qualifies goods as originating in the United States or Colombia.… Continue Reading
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