CBP seeks online tips of trade violations
Concerned members of the public can now report violations of trade law to U.S. Customs and Border Protection through a new online system.
The agency said it placed the e-Allegations link, www.cbp.gov/trade, on its Web site Tuesday to make it easier for people to report possible trade violations, such as misclassification of merchandise, false country of origin markings, health and safety fraud, intellectual property rights, and textile quota evasion.
To report a possible infraction, an individual must submit the following information:
' Type of trade violation.
' Description of what has occurred.
' Products or goods involved and the alleged violator's name and/or company.
Other information may be included on a voluntary basis.
The online reporting system is not intended to deal with homeland security issues, CBP said.