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15 July 2009


  • Sydney H. Mintzer
    T +1 202 263 3866
  • Erika Z. Jones
    T +1 202 263 3232

Product Safety and Liability - How US Customs and Border Protection Will Enforce the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

Under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (CPSIA), importers of most consumer products will be required to make available to the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) general certifications of conformity on all entries made on or after February 10, 2010. At that time, certifications will become part of the import entry process.

Is your company ready to comply with the certification requirement? Are you aware of how CBP will enforce non-compliance? Are you ready to comply with the new tracking label requirements that are effective August 14, 2009?

This webinar focused on:

  • How to prepare a proper certification;
  • CBP's enforcement authority to seize merchandise and conduct post-entry audits;
  • How importers might know if they are being investigated by CBP;
  • Importer best practices;
  • CBP penalties and how importers can mitigate them; and
  • Recent CPSIA developments, including the tracking label requirement that takes effect on August 14, 2009, the status of various stays of enforcement, and a review of the Certificate of Conformity and third-party testing requirements applicable to children's products under CPSIA.

Presented by:
Sydney Mintzer
, Partner, Washington, DC. Mr. Mintzer's practice focuses on international trade, customs and investment. He is a licensed customs broker with substantial experience working on trade matters around the world.

Erika Jones, Partner, Washington, DC. Ms. Jones practices extensively before the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and has substantial experience assisting clients with US CPSC compliance matters.

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