California Customs Attorneys | Customs Lawyers
Junker & Nakachi is a California law firm whose attorneys are decided to excellence in U.S. Customs and International trade law. We maintain a national practice - including all Ports of Entry on the West Coast of the United States.
U. S. Customs and International Trade Law
Customs and international trade law is a federal practice area relating to U.S. laws applicable to trade in commercial goods entering U.S. commerce. The practice of U.S. Customs law relates directly to compliance activities related to importing.
International trade law may include Customs requirements, but focuses the umbrella of all trade laws, such as various U.S. export laws, U.S. trade remedies laws. There are also U.S. labeling requirements, registration and licensing laws and the laws of various federal and state agencies, that may also lead U.S. Customs to institute seizures, investigations, audits, and other enforcement actions.
Finally, our practice also includes the protection of IP for our clients within the context of international trade, including federal copyright and trademark registrations, and enforcement by U.S. Customs.
Legal Practice Across the Country
The scope of our practice is nationwide; however, we are fortunate to be one of the few boutiques in close geographic proximity to ports along the west coast of the United States, including California, Washington and Oregon. Regions near our offices include Oakland, San Francisco, the Bay Area & Silicon Valley; Blaine, Seattle, Portland, Reno, Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), Anaheim, San Diego, and Otay Mesa.
Our San Francisco offices are based in the landmark building One Market Plaza in the heart of the financial district of San Francisco, California. Our offices are minutes from the San Francisco Customhouse at 555 Battery Street, as well as the executive offices of the Port of San Francisco on the waterfront. We find that our location offers us an excellent platform to facilitate discussions and filings with local Customs and Port officials.
The San Francisco Customhouse is the service port for the region as well the base of the national CEE for apparel. From there, the San Francisco Field Offices oversee all U.S. Customs ports of entry in Northern California, including the Customs Port of Oakland, San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), San Jose International Airport (SJO), and the Port of Reno. The SF field office additionally provides oversight and management to other northern ports, including: Portland, Seattle, Blaine, Sumas, and Anchorage.
We additionally serve the Greater Los Angles Area from our offices in Los Angeles, California. This location puts us in close proximity to the Customshouse in the Port of Long Beach, and the surrounding local ports in Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Ontario, LAX, Victorville, the Long Beach Seaport, Meadows Field International Airport, and San Bernadino International Airport.