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Customs and International Trade Law Services and Business Solutions

There has been a staggering increase in cargo holds, detentions, examinations, seizures and forfeitures for importers and exporters who fail to adhere to complex U.S. federal government import and export laws, regulations and procedures.  Many companies and individuals learn the hard way. They incur devastating fines and penalties, damaged reputations, and the loss of importing and exporting privileges -- along with the loss of their customers and revenue streams -- because laws, regulations and procedures are constantly changing to meet all sorts of unsettling challenges and threats found in our global economy.

Priority Trade Issues (PTIs) represent high-risk areas to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). They drive risk-informed investment of CBP resources and enforcement and facilitation efforts, including the selection of audit candidates, special enforcement operations, outreach, and regulatory initiatives.

The PTIs involve the following areas:

• Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD)
• Import Safety
• Intellectual Property Rights
• Revenue
• Textiles/Wearing Apparel
• Trade Agreements

If your trade activities involve any of these areas, you have cause for concern. CBP may already have you in its sights.  Be advised.

If you now have import, export or supply chain security issues with CBP, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the U.S. Census Bureau or any one of scores of U.S. government departments and agencies involved in international trade enforcement, you cannot afford to ignore them. Time is of the essence. We have the extensive knowledge, experience, legal services and business solutions you need.

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The Legal and Business Services You Need

Understanding international trade laws, regulations and procedures can be mind-numbing to even the most experienced importers, exporters, and freight forwarders.  Even if you have the best of intentions, there can be significant fines and penalties if you make an honest mistake and become a party of interest to CBP, ICE, BIS or other U.S. law-enforcement organizations. 

Our firm provides assistance in strengthening compliance, eliminating mistakes, and devising strategies to preclude the imposition of fines and penalties. We can help you devise sound import and export strategies, better secure your supply chain, and outperform your competition. More importantly, you save time and money.  And if you already have trade-related problems with the U.S. Government, we can provide you with strong legal representation to address and resolve your problems.   

Whether your concerns are regulatory or operational in nature, import or export or security related, big or small, we can provide  legal services and business solutions tailored to meet your needs. And we'll do so with affordable rates.

Our Services Include

  • Import Commodity Classifications
  • Valuation of Import Products
  • Duty Rate Determinations
  • Import Procedure and Compliance Audits
  • Country of Origin Determinations
  • Export License Determinations
  • Import Binding Rulings
  • OGA Compliance Reviews
  • Currency/Money Seizures
  • Protests
  • Information Requests
  • FMC OTI Applications
  • Import Training
  • C-TPAT Training
  • Export Commodity Classifications
  • Valuation of Export Products
  • Duty and Other Cost-Saving Strategies
  • Export Procedure and Compliance Audits
  • Marking and Labeling Reviews
  • Electronic Export Information Reviews
  • Export License Jurisdiction Requests
  • Freedom of Information Act Requests
  • Defense of Fines and Penalty Actions
  • Petitions
  • C-TPAT Applications
  • Import, Export, C-TPAT Programs
  • Export Training
  • Ocean Manifest Information Privacy Requests

We can come to your location to educate and train your company staff and employees on the basics or advanced areas of importing, exporting, and supply chain security.  Let  us know when you would like us to do so. Call us today.

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