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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