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CBP Says Reusable Drink Tops With Children's Characters Not Toys

Collectable bottle lids that include plastic depictions of popular children's characters aren't eligible for classification as toys, CBP said in a recently released ruling (here). The importer, In Zone Brands, filed a protest and application for further review after … Subscribe to Read >>

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Dorm Furniture Importer to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Allegations of Evasion of Wooden Bedroom Furniture Duties

An importer of college dormitory furniture, a sourcing firm, and the owner of both companies will pay a total of $1,525,000 to settle charges that they falsely claimed on customs documentation that they were importing office furniture in an effort to evade antidumping duties on wooden bedroom furniture from China, the Department of Justice said Sept 30 (here). In a whistleblower case brought by a former Omni employee, the government claimed Ecologic Industries, Omni Supply Chain Management and Daniel Scott Goldman “conspired with others” to make false statements and misclassified the furniture on entry documentation to avoid paying antidumping duties, DOJ said. … Read More >>

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