International trade involves numerous complex laws, regulations, policies and procedures. Our team of attorneys has extensive experience in the legal issues governing customs law, international trade law, food and cosmetics law, product licensing and related intellectual property issues having worked for U.S. Government agencies in both Washington, D.C. and Miami, Florida. We understand the intricate governmental processes and help our clients avoid any unnecessary difficulties or delays. If some violation may have occurred, we work closely with our clients and the governmental agency to obtain a favorable resolution as quickly as possible. Our goal is to help our clients be as competitive as possible in the marketplace.

We regularly interact with and appear before various Federal agencies, including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the U.S. Foreign Trade Zones Board (FTZB), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (BATF), the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

We regularly assist clients in the following areas:

U.S. Customs Matters

  • C-TPAT
  • Bonded Warehouses
  • Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ)Licensing and Operation
  • In-bond Documentation and Processing
  • Fines and Penalties
  • Seizures and Forfeitures
  • Trademark and Copyright Matters
  • Tariff Classification
  • Customs Value
  • Country of Origin
  • Antidumping Duties
  • Focused Assessments
  • Customs Broker Licensing, Penalties, and Revocations
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
  • Customs Audits
  • Express Consignments
  • Recordation with U.S. Customs of Trademarks and Copyrights
  • Protests
  • U.S. Customs Ruling Requests
  • Free Trade Agreements (NAFTA, DR-CAFTA, AGOA, CBI, ATPE, etc.)
  • HTS 2007 Changes
  • Liquidated Damages Claims
  • Customs Request for Information (CBP Form 28)
  • Prior Disclosures
  • Import Quotas
  • Recordkeeping
  • Customs Bonds
  • SED (Shippers Export Declaration)& AES(Automated Export System) Matters