Customs Practice Areas

  • Customs Compliance — Classification,
  • Appraisement/Valuation, Country of Origin, Marking and Admissibility
  • Entry Procedures
  • Customs Rulings
  • Detentions, Seizures, Fines,
  • Penalties and Investigations
  • Prior Disclosure, Protests and Administrative Review
  • Compliance Manuals and Internal Control Procedures
  • Customs Compliance and Internal Audits, Importer Self Assessment Program (ISA)
  • Recordkeeping
  • Section 592 Penalty Proceedings
  • Duty Drawback
  • Special Duty Exemptions
  • Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA, ATPDEA, CAFTA, etc.)
  • Temporary Importation Bonds (TIB), Carnets and Sample Shipments
  • Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)
  • Duty Reduction Programs
  • Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) and Bonded Warehouses
  • Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Negotiations, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Uruguay Round, GATT Negotiations
  • Supply Chain Security (C-TPAT)
  • Short Supply Request
  • Social Compliance, Code of Conduct
  • Quota Administration and Negotiation — Textiles and Apparel and Steel
  • Training
  • Intellectual Property Protection

International Trade Practice Areas

  • Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations before the International Trade Commission and the Commerce Department
  • Section 201 (escape clause), 301 and 332 Investigations and Studies
  • Section 339 Investigations
  • Sunset Reviews

Regulatory Practice Areas

  • Federal Trade Commission, Consumer Product Safety Commission including CPSIA, Food and Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of Agriculture, Foreign Assets Control, Made in the USA and Buy American Rules and Regulations Affecting Domestic and International Commerce, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
  • State Laws and Regulations, California Proposition 65, Fur Marking, Child Safety, Restrictions on Trade in Wildlife Products
  • Product Recall

Exports Practice Areas

  • Export Controls
  • Sanctions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • Boycott Legislation

Litigation and Trade Policy Practice Areas

  • Litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)

  • Legislative Matters, including Drafting Duty Suspension Legislation, Monitoring the Legislative Process, and Preparing Written and Oral Testimony for Presentation to Congressional Committees


Logistics and Sourcing Practice Areas

  • Distribution
  • Licensing
  • Design
  • Sourcing
  • Logistics
  • 10+2
  • Purchase Order Terms
  • Manufacturing and Vendor Compliance Guides
  • Contracts

Global Practice Areas

  • International Customs Compliance, Entry Procedures and Valuation
  • Transfer Pricing
  • Representation before the World Customs Organization (WCO), World Trade Organization (WTO), and Global Customs and Administrative Agencies
  • Trade Policy and Relief
  • Logistics Analysis
  • Multinational Agreements
  • International Regulatory and Product Safety Compliance
  • Due Diligence and Transition Services