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4324 Bayshore Blvd
St. Petersburg, Florida 33703

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Recent Successes That We Are Aware Of

  • We were able to remove our client from the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s SDN list.
  • Customs broker penalties of $30,000 and $10,000 cancelled.
  • The only litigated drawback penalty case since 1993 reduced to appx. $13,000 from appx. $365,000.
  • Detroit Customs remitted a counterfeit penalty of $197,535 in full.
  • Litigation in U S District Court for Puerto Rico resulted in Customs being barred from assessing counterfeit penalties based on an alleged UL trademark violation.
  • Recovered $25,000 in Customs duties based on drawback claims being litigated in the USCIT.
  • Counterfeit penalty, 1526(f), of $594,000 – Cancelled
  • Counterfiet penalty, 1526(f), of $26,325 – Cancelled
  • Broker penalty of $30,000 mitigated to $6,000
  • In transit liquidated damage claim reduced from $30,474 to $1,125
  • Customs penalty for bond violation reduced from $171,189 to $2,700.
  • Customs liquidated damages for bond violation reduced from $43,909 to $3,000.
  • 3 containers of clothing detained by Customs released.
  • 164.45% dumping duty cash deposit rate reduced to 56.98% retroactively.
  • Liquidated damages of $184,905 for failure to redeliver; $1,500 offer of compromise accepted by Customs.
  • Liquidated damages of $37,500 mitigated to $625.00 by Customs
  • In U.S. v. UPS Customhouse Brokerage, Inc., Slip Op. 10-11 the government failed to prove it was entitled to custom broker penalties.
  • In U.S. v. Saad Nigri, Slip Op. 10-5 the judge dismissed Nigri from the section 1592 penalty litigation because the lawsuit against him was baseless.
  • Our Colombian client was removed from OFAC’s SDN list.