Strict trade compliance is all well and good but let's not forget that the costs imposed on imports directly translates into higher cost of goods for us.
So if we import cars from Japan and impose high tariffs, taxes and duties on it, we are going to pay a lot more to buy that car. The government has too keep that in mind too when they make these regulations. I don't think the intention in importing goods is to make it so expensive that no one can buy it. Companies are not going to want to engage in trade that costs them a lot and reduces their profits either.
That's why trade compliance needs to be somewhere in the middle. Where the government, the consumer and the exporter is happy.