According to an U.S. Customs and Border Protection media release, a company named Satisloh paid $3,320,425 for customs violations.
Satisloh imported machinery used to produce optical lenses but was hit with penalties for violation §19 U.S.C. 1592. Section 1592 allows Customs to issue penalties against importers who enter goods into the US by “false statements” or “omissions”.
We see many importers violate section 1592 because a false statement or omission can occur when describing a good for import, classifying a good by product number (HTSUS number) or providing false information on entry paperwork.
After a violation of section 1592, customs may issue a civil penalty, from there, the importer of record can try to submit an offer in compromise to customs to settle any claims. In this instance, Satisloh settled with Customs for $3,320,425.
If you have received a penalty notice, or notice of seizure or any other Customs action or Form. Contact experienced customs attorney David Hsu by phone/text at 832-896-6288 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com.