How much do today’s importers really perceive about Country of Origin (COO)? In an ever-changing global economy, manufacturers are sourcing materials and components from around the world. Importers may be certain they have COO clarified and down to an exact science, however, it may be more difficult now than ever to determine COO to satisfy the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s explicit rules. 

Co-authored by Amie Ahanchian and Elizabeth Shingler of KPMG’s Trade & Customs Practice, the article "How Trek Leather and the False Claims Act May Reshape the Importing Environment" addresses how companies engaging in U.S. import and export activity should understand that trade activity carries with it certain compliance responsibilities for individuals and companies involved in the importation process into the U.S.

Importantly, the article also sets forth ways for reducing potential exposure through the development of a robust trade compliance program. Click here to read the full article.