unfair trade practices

By Andrew S. Boutros, John R. Schleppenbach, and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis:  U.S. Customs & Border Protection recently issued a Final Determination that the coffee roasting process “substantially transforms” raw coffee for purposes of country-of-origin determinations and U.S. Government “Buy American” regulations. This clear new guidance should help corporations and their executives avoid civil, administrative, and
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