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Overview of Services

We are an international trade and Customs law firm.   We help our clients develop risk & compliance strategies; and we vigorously defend clients against unlawful decisions.  The following lists some of the general areas of trade law that fall within our practice. (This list is not intended to be complete.)


Customs Law

Customs Audits
Tariff Classification Disputes
Penalty Defense
M&A Due Diligence
Seizures & Detentions
Currency Seizures
Prior Disclosures
Free Trade Agreements
Preference Programs
Country of Origin (Labeling & Marking)
Complex Valuation & transfer pricing

Export Law

           BIS/OFAC export controls
           Sanctions and Denied Parties
           Antiboycott issues

Duty Savings Strategies

First Sale Valuation
Duty Drawback
Tariff Engineering
Foreign Trade Zones
Duty Suspension Petitions (MTB)

Trade Practice

Annual and New Shipper Reviews
Scope Rulings

ADD/CVD Planning and

Pre-Litigation Settlements

Federal Investigations
False Claims Act
Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act (PFCRA)


Court of International Trade
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Federal District Courts

Administrative Law (partial list)

          CPSC product safety & recall
          DOT/NHTSA compliance
          EPA compliance
          FWS / NOAA / Agriculture


California and Washington State Law


California Proposition 65
California Air Resources Board
California Unfair Competition Law
California Transparency in Supply Chains Act
Made in USA and Made in California Labeling Issues