- Customs has a policy known as "informed compliance".
- It places the burden on the importer to learn the rules for importing goods.
- Customs makes certain resources available.
- The law lets the importer use these resources.
- Ignorance of the law is no excuse.
- Informed compliance increases the risk the importer faces.
- Seizure of goods
- Civil penalties
- Criminal liability
© 2004 John Michael Pierobon