When you get a deep cut do you simply put a Band-Aid on it or do you go to the hospital and to get stitches that you really really need? Stitches take time and are more costly - but, your bleeding will stop and your cut is less likely to re-open. With a band aid - your likely to re-open your wound or get an infection. Think of compliance similarly. You can quickly fix and try to mitigate what your current issue is or you can think long term and stop the bleeding and get the stitches to appropriately heal.
With the concentration of US imports from China increasing in parallel with intellectual property rights seizures, companies rely heavily on the government, specifically on US Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") to help protect and enforce their intellectual property rights ("IPR"). IPR seizure statistics are published yearly. From 2010-2011 alone, IPR seizures increase by 24%, and have nearly doubled since 2009.
Just because you are importing a product from a party to the DR-CAFTA Free Trade Agreement, does not necessarily mean that the product will be granted DR-CAFTA treatment by U.S. Customs & Border Protection ("CBP"). Even if 95% of the product is made from components that all originate from DR-CAFTA party nations, that still may not be enough.
For over a decade, the South Florida Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-South Florida), part of a worldwide organization dedicated to advancing global trade opportunities for women, has hosted the International Business Woman of the Year (IBWOY) Awards. On November 15, 2012, the OWIT-South Florida will host the 11th annual IBWOY Awards at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral.