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INDUSTRY RUNDOWN

International Insight
In addition, the importer might also face a penalty
assertion from CBP based upon the importer's obligation to
exercise "reasonable care." Since "reasonable care" is an affirmative obligation, CBP requires an affirmative showing that
it was exercised in the context of each import transaction.
This penalty process, if initiated by CBP, will typically begin
with an inquiry by CBP requesting the importer identify
each of the following:
* reliable measures taken by the importer to ensure imported commodities are not produced wholly or in part
with forced labor;
* reliable procedures to ensure the importer is not importing goods in violation of the ban;
* rulings that the importer has obtained from CBP
regarding the admissibility of its imported commodities
with respect to the ban; and

By conducting this inquiry, CBP is setting the stage to
not only seize the tainted goods as contraband, but also to
potentially assess additional penalties against the importer
for not having adequate controls.
TAKE ACTION NOW
Given the rapid pace at which enforcement of the forcedlabor ban is accelerating, every importer should make sure
that appropriate controls are in place to avoid purchasing
tainted commodities and that documentation is at the ready
for submittal to CBP, should it inquire. The time afforded
by CBP to respond to a pending issuance of a WRO or a
controls inquiry is extremely short. Once initiated, time will
likely be insufficient for the importer to create this type of
documentation.

* reliable procedures to ensure that the importer followed
the ruling and brought it to CBP's attention.

ILMA Industry Directory:
Your Comprehensive Guide
to the Lubricants Industry
The ILMA Industry Directory will
include these new features:
* A special overview of the global
lubricants industry for 2018.
* Relevant industry articles.
The Directory will also continue to provide listings of
ILMA members' products and personnel, along with
contact information.
ILMA Key Representatives: Look for your copy of
the ILMA Industry Directory in the mail in early April.
Additional copies will be available for purchase by
ILMA members only at www.ilma.org.

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| COMPOUNDINGS | ILMA.ORG

Eggenschwiler is an international trade attorney
and director of Global Trade for Redstone Group LLC.
He can be reached at 614-923-7472 or
jeggenschwiler@redstonegrp.com.


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings March 2018

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
WHAT’S COMING UP
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
IS A JOINT VENTURE THE ANSWER?
WHERE’S YOUR INVENTORY?
SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 5
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 6
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 7
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 8
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 11
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 15
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 16
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 17
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 19
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - IS A JOINT VENTURE THE ANSWER?
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 21
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 22
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 23
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WHERE’S YOUR INVENTORY?
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 29
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 35
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 38
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 41
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cross Connections
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 43
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - PORTRAIT
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