Legal Services for the International Enterprise
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REFUNDS OF MONEY/CURRENCY SEIZED BY CUSTOMS AS OF
May 1, 2017
Since the passage of CAFRA 2000 Customs has made thousands of seizures of money/currency from persons entering and departing the United States without completing the currency reporting forms. We are aware of $3,517,339 seized by Customs. We are aware of $3,318,814.43 of this amount being refunded. On the other hand, in a report by the Government dated March 29, 2017, out of 168 currency seizures approximately 95% of the funds were forfeited to the Government because the persons had no legal counsel.
OUR AREAS OF EXPERTISE
- Customs lawyer (customs attorney) with 46 years of experience representing clients in administrative proceedings with federal agencies.
- Success in mitigating customs penalties and liquidated damages. (See successes tab).
- Success in having Customs seizures remitted. (See successes tab).
- Customs lawyer (customs attorney) representing clients in the U.S. Court of International Trade; various U.S. District Courts; and, various U.S. Courts of Appeal.
- Obtaining various scope rulings from the Department of Commerce.
- Obtaining refunds of seized money; seized currency; and, seized cash.
- Obtaining favorable customs classification and value rulings.
- Obtaining favorable customs drawback funds.
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