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The nature of footwear sourcing is such that it raises red flags at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, so importers should make commercial compliance an integral part of their business plan, an industry consultant said Monday.

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Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske at CBP’s 2014 Trade Symposium on his first day on the job on March 7.
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