Court of International Trade

On December 8, Senate Finance Committee members Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced the “Customs Modernization Act of 2023.” The act, which would amend the Tariff Act of 1930 “to strengthen the authorities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to enforce the customs and trade laws of the United States,” enhances CBP’s

Defendants facing parallel civil regulatory and criminal proceedings brought by the same government raises important Fifth and Sixth Amendment questions for defendants.

We would like to thank Anna Kufta, Senior Law Clerk, for her contribution to this alert.

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