CBP rules against auditor

US Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has issued a ruling offering insight into its reviews of third-party audits for possible forced labor involvement in the production of items.

Headquarters Ruling H317249 concluded that a third-party audit report submitted by a US importer was insufficient to demonstrate that detained goods were not produced using forced labor. Importers whose goods are detained at a US port under Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”) may on...

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