International trade associate Robert Slack
co-authored the Practical Trade & Customs Strategies
article, "What Every Supply Chain Compliance Program Should Include." The article discusses the importance of robust trade compliance programs that go beyond customs compliance, in response to the U.S. government's increasingly aggressive tactics to prosecute customs and international trade fraud all the way down the supply chain. It outlines what every supply chain compliance program should include to avoid – or at least mitigate – civil and criminal liability, fines, imprisonment, seizures, poor public relations, and lost business.