Our lawyers and trade specialists understand that proper planning and legal advice can minimize potentially adverse customs and international trade risks. We guide clients through the complex laws and regulations governing international trade and work with them to design compliant business processes and procedures that can be easily integrated into existing business practices to avoid unnecessary, costly and time-consuming delays.
We advise clients on how to maximize duty-saving opportunities under existing preferential trade agreements and special duty programs. Our team of lawyers and trade specialists work with clients to minimize duty liability and leverage international trade compliance programs to maximize benefits and reach strategic global procurement decisions. We pinpoint risk management options and solutions and represent clients in a full spectrum of compliance audits, verifications and investigations. In addition, we counsel clients on how to cope with non-tariff trade barriers in foreign countries.
We help clients successfully navigate the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) application process, a joint trade and U.S. Customs and Border Protection initiative to strengthen importers' supply chains and increase border security against terrorist activities. We ensure clients comply with various requirements to gain certain program benefits, analyze and apply minimum security requirements, and pass validation.
Our team members also handle an array of Foreign Trade Zone services, including feasibility studies, FTZ applications, Request for Manufacturing, FTZ activation procedures, and other FTZ operational support.