TRUSTED LEGAL COUNSEL FOR IMPORTERS & EXPORTERS SINCE 1974

Founded in 1974, Givens & Johnston PLLC is a law firm located in Houston, Texas, whose practice focuses on Customs and International Trade Law. Our attorneys represent importers and exporters in coping with U.S. regulation of their movements of merchandise into or out of the United States.

Joseph “Jay” Acayan Becomes the First Attorney in the Country to Participate in and Assist a Client Navigate Through a CBP Forced Labor Audit

Givens & Johnston is pleased to announce that Joseph “Jay” Acayan has become the first attorney in the country to participate in and assist a client navigate through a CBP Forced Labor audit.  The audit was conducted by Regulatory Audit and Agency Advisory Services, Houston Field Office,  and was part of a larger Focused Assessment.

Driven by its emphasis on forced labor violations and a sense of social responsibility, in addition to its first Forced Labor audit, on October 1, CBP cracked down on five U.S. importers by issuing “withhold release orders” covering five imported products from five countries, in essence halting all import related activities for those importers.

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