Penn State International Law Review


Saleem S. Saab

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On January 9, 1997, Attorney General Janet Reno announced the filing of criminal charges in five districts as part of a nationwide effort to stop the illegal importation of chlorofluorocarbons ("CFC") into the United States The charges were the result of the National CFC Enforcement Initiative ("Initiative"), designed to detect and deter CFC smuggling in the United States. The initiative is a joint effort among the Customs Service, Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA"), Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") and the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI").