International Trade & Customs

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International Trade & Customs

Governments worldwide have created a complex network of rules and regulations that affect every industry. Having a guide who knows not only what to look for, but also where to look to craft solutions that minimize your company’s risk can be invaluable. The experienced attorneys at Lewis Brisbois have the ability to get our clients in line with federal regulations and save them money.

Given the current economic climate, trade compliance is both a prerequisite to avoiding government enforcement actions and a money saving tool. Lewis Brisbois confidently navigates clients through mandatory compliance with federal regulations, violations of which can lead to substantial fines and even imprisonment for non-compliant management.

In addition to preventing or mitigating compliance-related fines and penalties, proper compliance can also provide clients with an opportunity to save on costs through complete audits to identify potentially costly inefficiencies in a company’s current compliance regime. These audits examine improper duty payment, improper use of trade brokers, and unnecessary paperwork or staffing to deal with trade compliance. After the audit has been completed, Lewis Brisbois offers tailored strategies for restructuring to save on both direct and indirect tax expenditures.

Moreover, Lewis Brisbois attorneys have experience in export licensing, deemed exports, ITAR, import valuations and classification, FDA, OFAC, FCPA, voluntary disclosure, indirect taxation, international data protection, and treaty analysis.

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