WASHINGTON — When asked to briefly describe what she does, Janet Labuda jokingly said, “What do I do? I raise hell.”
At times, her cheeky answer isn’t far from the truth. The director of the Textile/Apparel Policy and Programs division within the Office of International Trade at U.S. Customs & Border Protection is retiring at the end of the year after 30 years with the Customs department, where she is responsible for overseeing the implementation and enforcement of textile trade laws. Her purview includes fighting customs fraud, transshipment and the undervaluation of goods, as well as providing technical expertise on the complicated provisions of U.S. textile and apparel trade laws.
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