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
• 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.