New York, NY, April 19, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, brings together the world’s leading authorities and industry participants through informative two -hour webcasts. It has scheduled a live webcast entitled: “The False Claims Act as a Tool for Enforcement of the Customs Laws Live Webcast.” This two-hour event is scheduled on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm (ET).
Under the False Claims Act (FCA), a whistleblower alleging fraud on the government may bring a so-called “qui tam” case in the name of the government, and the government or the whistleblower can bring claims for treble damages and penalties.
This webcast will explore how the FCA has been applied to the customs context, and address current hot topics including:
-The “reverse false claims” provision of the FCA, and how it has been applied to an importer’s failure to pay or underpayment of customs duties, including antidumping and countervailing duties.
-Whether an importer’s failure to comply with country-of-origin marking requirements gives rise to claims under the FCA.
-Recent FCA customs duties cases.
-The problem of foreign-based importers of record, and possible remedies under the FCA against related domestic entities and individuals.
-The problems with expanding the FCA to regulate the payment of customs duties.
Jonathan K. Tycko, Partner, Tycko & Zavareei LLP
Jennifer M. Wollenberg, Special Counsel, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
For an updated list of the faculty panel, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/the-false-claims-act-as-a-tool-for-enforcement-of-the-customs-laws-live-webcast/
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