April 2024

Textile and Apparel Importers May Need to Update Practices in Light of New DHS Strategy (From Sandler Travis & Rosenberg)

The Department of Homeland Security announced April 5 an enhanced strategy to combat illicit trade in textile and apparel products. In light of the “strengthened enforcement efforts” outlined in this strategy, importers of such goods are advised to begin validating documents throughout their supply chains.

“We are pulling out all the stops to stay one step ahead of the bad actors that try to threaten this essential industry,” said acting U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Troy Miller. “This plan ensures we are holding them accountable: violators will not qualify for preferential duty treatment under USMCA, CAFTA-DR, or other trade agreements, and will be subject to payment of duties owed, penalties, seizures, and criminal investigations.”

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Ed. Note: I urge you to visit this site if you import textile and/or apparel.  You can take measures now to minimize your exposure to these increased enforcement efforts.

Going to Greece?  Would you like to charter a boat?

Our Greek agent’s daughter, Illiana Kazouris, manages a yacht chartering agency in Greece that currently lists 3 yachts in its fleet while managing two more vessels. Her company is “Ammos Yachting” which she runs with her father’s support. Their boats are available for charters in the Aegean Sea and they provide the safety and luxury for an unforgettable sea cruise.

For your info , please have a look at the link below , where you can see photos of their yachts :


Should you or your friends opt for a relaxing boat experience in the Greek seas , enjoying the beauty of our  islands and the hospitality of the people, don’t hesitate to ask her for more information.  I have known her father for a decade or more, and I know them to be capable, knowledgeable, and dependable. Please feel free to contact Illiana and mention us to get a discount. Her email is info@ammosyachting.com