The European Commission plans to introduce new rules to improve the safety regime applicable to non-food consumer products distributed in the EU.
The Commission has put forward a new package of measures to provide more...more
While much has been made in the press about the effect of the sequestration on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), with experts and even CBP officials anticipating longer lines at immigration check-points and longer...more
Effective January 1, 2013, manufacturers, importers and producers of certain medical devices are subject to an excise tax equal to 2.3 percent of the price at which the medical device is sold. You should note that this excise...more
The U.S. Department of Justice ("DOJ") recently announced that a Japan-based company, Toyo Ink SC Holdings Co. Ltd., and various affiliated entities, have agreed to pay $45 million plus interest to settle allegations that...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently awarded Fendi at least $12.3 million in damages, finding that the trademark infringement of importer Ashley Reed Trading, Inc. was willful....more
On the 2nd of January 2013, the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2012 (RoHS 2) came into force in the UK. As previously reported on our blog of 18 May...more
Under United States federal statutes it is unlawful to import into the United States any merchandise of foreign manufacture if such merchandise, or the label, sign, print, package, wrapper, or receptacle, bears a trademark...more
All who import goods into the United States know it is a complicated exercise. Importing can be fraught with peril in the absence of attention to detail. Mistakes in importing can lead to detained or seized merchandise,...more
United States Customs has enormous challenges in processing and overseeing the millions of entries of merchandise that are imported into the U.S. on a yearly basis. There are 326 ports of entries and the demand on Customs to...more
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