CUSTOMS BROKER ARRESTED IN TEXTILE INBOND SCHEME

A customs broker orchestrated a scheme that brought at least $100 million worth of Chinese textiles, Indian cigarettes and other goods to the United States without paying more than $10 million in tariffs and other fees, according to a federal complaint unsealed Wednesday. Gerardo Chavez,…

MEXICO OPENS TRADE WITH CHINA

MEXICO CITY — Mexico this week made good on a trade deal with China – inked 10 years ago when China joined the World Trade Organization – by slashing tariffs on more than 200 Chinese goods. Mexico’s native shoe, textile, toy and other industries will…

Demystifying U.S. Export Controls in the World of Textile, Apparel and Footwear

By Melissa Miller Proctor See Ms. Miller’s contact information below for any follow up questions or further advise. There is a very common misconception held by many U.S. textile/apparel and footwear companies that the mysterious world of export controls is the exclusive domain of high technology…