Scott R. Lowden ’62 has just published Import Transactions and Customs Compliance (FTA Publications, LLC), a comprehensive, 472-page guide to U.S. customs law and import practices for importers and trade practitioners. The book is the result of the writer’s 10 years’ experience practicing import and export law with Braumiller Schulz and nearly two years devoted heavily to writing the book.
Importers must deal with foreign suppliers, freight forwarders, brokers, carriers, banks and other service providers just to make a purchase. They also have to make these purchases in a way that satisfies an astonishing array of regulations enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This book deals with the requirements of the purchase order, the carriage of goods and related purchase transactions and then the subjects of customs compliance obligations, the adoption of policies and procedures to promote compliance with those obligations, and the enforcement procedures that the importer may face in the event of non-compliance.
Lowden studied at the University of Madrid under a Fulbright grant in 1962–63 and received his LLB from Harvard Law School in 1966. Over his career he has served as senior executive and head of the law departments of four transnational companies, including two Fortune 100 companies. He currently practices independently and as Of Counsel for a nationally known trade law firm. For more information, see Scott Lowden’s website.