Robert Kossick

Robert is a Board Certified International Attorney, Licensed Customs Broker, and Certified Export Specialist whose practice focuses on the planning, compliance, enforcement, and security dimensions of U.S. import and export transactions. With over twenty years of professional experience, Robert brings seasoned, specialized, and multicultural know-how and perspective to the analysis and resolution of customs and trade issues.

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Preguntas y Respuestas sobre la Gestión de la Propiedad Intelectual en el Ámbito Aduanero Estadounidense

Hace unos días tuve la oportunidad de sentarme con varios miembros de la Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Intelectual (ASIPI) para discutir el tema de la protección de la propiedad intelectual en el contexto aduanero estadounidense. Las preguntas y respuestas que entraron en esta discusión se exponen a continuación.   En el contexto del comercio exterior,

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United States FDA To Open Up Food Facility Registration Renewal Process

The U.S. FDA is requiring all non-exempt domestic and foreign food facilities to renew their registrations between 1 October 2022 and 31 December 2022. The United States FDA, consistent with the Bioterrorism Act’s mandate to take steps to prevent terrorist attacks and/or emergencies involving the food supply of the United States, established regulations requiring the

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ACE Non-participation Raises “a Red Flag” for U.S. Customs

The current customs and trade landscape is, for considerations relating to national security, economic competitiveness, unfair/illicit trade, supply chain dynamics, human rights, climate change, and consumer protection, more complex and fraught with risk than ever. This characterization is manifest in the terms and/or requirements of recently introduced legislative initiatives (TFTEA, EAPA, UFLPA, etc.), regional agreements

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Russia: Tightening the Screws, One Turn of the Screwdriver at a Time

As the war in Ukraine enters its sixth month, the U.S. and its allies continue to look for opportunities to undermine Russia’s ambitions using economic means. While this dynamic has played out primarily in the export realm, import policy is also proving to be a pressure point. A prime example of this involves the Biden

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine & The Shape of International Trade to Come

Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign and democratic nation, has shattered Europe’s long peace, cancelled the peace dividend bestowed by what was thought to be the end of the Cold War, and provoked widespread condemnation. With Ukrainian cities, towns, military bases, infrastructure, citizens, and refugees coming under what at times appears to

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Use the CTPAT Trade Compliance Program to Improve Your Import Operations

Becoming a member of the United States’ Customs and Border Protection’s CTPAT Trade Compliance Program will improve your import operations. In other words, membership has its privileges. My last customs and trade blog post discussed how importers can minimize United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) entry examinations and expedite cargo clearances by undertaking the

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The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program: How to Make it Work for You

1. We’re The U.S. Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) Program and We’re Here to Help In this time of fragmented production strategies and far-flung supply chains, importing can be fraught with uncertainty, inefficiency, and risk. Add to this the disruptive effects of an exponential increase in trade volume, a multi-year pandemic, an overheated enforcement environment,