NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mark A. Strauss Law PLLC, a whistleblower law firm, encourages customs fraud whistleblowers to contact whistleblower attorney Mark A. Strauss for a consultation if they have information regarding the transshipment of goods produced in China through other countries such as Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Taiwan to evade US Section 301 tariffs. Whistleblowers can receive 15% rewards 30% of any recovery under the US Misrepresentation Act.
US imposes sanctions Section 301 Rates up to 25% on more than $300 billion of Chinese imports, impacting hundreds of Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) in manufacturing, energy, technology and other industries. Many companies have legally circumvented these obligations by relocating their manufacturing to countries other than China.
Other companies, however, apparently illegally evade Section 301 tariffs through transshipment – the fraudulent practice of routing imports through third-party countries to disguise their true “county of origin.” Ferries falsely re-label their goods as third-country goods and falsely declare their origin to US Customs and Border Protection (CCP). They may also carry out minor processing or finishing operations in the third country as a pretext to later claim that the goods have undergone a “substantial transformation” there, which would make the new designation of the country of origin lawful.
Import duty evasion violate the Misrepresentation Actwhich places substantial liability on parties who defraud the US government or its agencies like CBP. customs fraud hurts law-abiding importers and American taxpayers. The False Claims Act whistleblower, also known as who tam— provisions authorize private parties to sue on behalf of the government and to participate in any recovery. Whistleblowers can come from any country.
whistleblower lawyer Mark A. Strauss‘Transshipment whistleblower call comes as U.S. Commerce Department investigation whether solar panel imports from Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam circumvent anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar materials. A California rival alleged producers in these countries circumvent the duties by assembling panels there using Chinese components.
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