Our practice is generally divided into the two broad areas of Import & Customs Matters and Export & Trade Controls matters.
Within each of these areas, clients usually engage us in one of three capacities:
- To prepare the client for a specific transaction or scenario and to ensure compliance with all associated rules and regulations (such as an export license determination, a product classification, a valuation analysis or a binding ruling request);
- To respond, on behalf of the client, to a specific inquiry, seizure, penalty or other adverse ruling or decision by one of the U.S. government agencies tasked with regulating international trade (such as addressing a liquidated damages claim or filing a protest, petition or prior/voluntary self-disclosure);
- To address general compliance concerns (such as developing and implementing compliance training, ensuring proper recordkeeping procedures, conducting a compliance program audit, drafting compliance policies, manuals or procedures or reviewing the availability of various preferential programs such as FTAs, C-TPAT, ISA, bonded warehouses, FTZs and the like).