Customs and Import Lawyer Representation

U.S. CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION

At The Law Office of Rose H. Robbins, the firm’s global international trade practice helps clients in matters involving the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“USCBP”) and includes representation before the U.S. Court of International Trade. In over  30 years of practice, the firm has gained a national and international reputation for zealous representation of clients. Our services include counseling business clients by devising strategies to reduce or eliminate duty liability through effective planning. We advise on many aspects of customs law, including product valuation; tariff classification; marking; and qualifying for preferential trade preference programs.  We help clients with compliance programs to avoid problems with government agencies that regulate international trade, including the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, Federal Trade Commission, and others. We routinely help clients respond to detention notices and seizures by USCBP involving such issues as trademark, copyright, marking and currency violations. We represent clients in enforcement matters and before the U.S. Court of International Trade to challenge Customs decisions or actions. As attorneys, our communications with customs clients are typically protected from disclosure in administrative and legal proceedings by the attorney-client privilege. The firm recognizes that compliance requires a balance between the regulatory demands and the finite resources of the company.

SPECIFIC AREAS IN CUSTOMS/IMPORTING:

_ Petitions for relief from fines, penalties and  forfeitures

-Petitions for relief from Penalties and Liquidated Damages
_ Currency seizures
_ Ruling requests and advisory opinions
_ Copyright and trademark infringement
_ Tariff Classification of Goods
_ Valuation of Merchandise for Customs Duty Assessment
_ Country of Origin Determinations
_ Marking and Labeling Requirements
_ Import and Export Documentation
_ Litigation in the Court of International Trade
_ Special Trade Programs: Free Trade Agreements
_ Protests & Post Summary Adjustment
_ Antidumping and countervailing duties
_ Record keeping and Compliance

SPECIFIC AREAS IN EXPORTING:

_ Licensi.ng requirements and procedures
_ Export Classification (ECCNs)
_ Record keeping
_ Export compliance manuals
_ Audit company export policies and procedures
_ Transaction screening (denied parties)
_ Compliance with U.S. sanctions
_ Litigation and administrative practice
_ Deemed Exports/Technology Transfers

The Law Offices of R. H. Robbins assists companies and individuals with international trade matters. Please contact us by telephone at: (954) 946-8130 OR by email to robbinslawoffice {at} icloud {dot} com  OR by submitting the simple form below to set up a free confidential consultation to see if we may be of assistance to you in the return of your merchandise or the remission of any assessed penalty or any other Customs matter.