On 19 April, President Trump issued an Executive Order providing for a temporary 90‑day deferral, of estimated payments of duties, taxes, and fees to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by importers “suffering significant financial hardship” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The deferral solely applies to most-favored nation (MFN) tariffs and duties and explicitly does not
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled in a new en banc decision that individuals employed by importers, or corporations that are not the “importer of record,” may be liable under civil penalty laws because of their role in introducing articles into U.S. commerce. This decision represents an important increase in the risk faced by individuals working for importing companies and other firms in the global supply chain.
This update discusses recent developments in immigration law from the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, State, and Labor, and additional related matters. Department of Homeland Security USCIS improves E-Verify’s direct notification capability U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced a new enhancement to the E-Verify System that will allow USCIS to directly notify employees