Contributing Lawyers


Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross


Andrew Hudson

Mutual Recognition - C-TPAT and AEO Meet

U.S. Customs established the C-TPAT program right after the events of 9/11. Since then, the World Customs Organization has adopted the AEO program. American traders, exporters in particular, have been after the U.S. to find a way...

China drug official given suspended death sentence - Reuters story

The following article appears on the Reuters website at Reuters holds the copyright on this story but it is being republished here strictly for informational purposes....

Customs Update: Big issues roil traders

Customs Update: Big issues roil traders


July 2, 2008




International traders have for the most part been insulated from a lot of the issues roiling "big...

Automated Export System Becomes Mandatory For Exports

On May 30, 2008, the Census Bureau issued a reminder to the trade that all export data must now be reported through the Automated Export System (AES). The final rule implementing mandatory AES filing was published in the Federal...

Couterfeit Aircraft Parts?

Relying on the authority of the 1950 Defense Production Act, the Dept. of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security has been asked by the Naval Air Command to assess the scope and impact of counterfeit electronics on U.S. supply...

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Priorities

On its website, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has clearly articulated its trade priorities for the current fiscal year. In alphabetical order, they are:

 1) Agriculture;

 2) Antidumping and Countervailing...