Services

My experience runs the range of trade issues, including, among many others:

  • Obtaining export classification rulings from BIS;
  • Advising on classifications under the ITARs;
  • Advising on NRC export classifications;
  • Applying for and receiving BIS export licenses;
  • Applying for and obtaining ITAR export licenses;
  • Applying for and obtaining OFAC specific transactional licenses
  • Drafting import, export compliance manuals for commercial and defense article exporters;
  • Assisting clients with DDTC registration requirements for defense article manufacturers;
  • Classifying product lines under the ECCNs and ITAR categories;
  • Keeping products off US retaliatory tariff lists;
  • Preparing and filing Customs protests;
  • Dealing with Customs penalty notices;
  • Addressing the food, drug and medical device import requirements of the FDA;
  • Drafting and submitting Customs manufacturer’s petitions;
  • Drafting and submitting Customs classification ruling requests;
  • Drafting and prosecuting GSP withdrawal petitions;
  • Drafting and prosecuting US FTA tariff acceleration petitions;
  • Dealing with the USTR, ITC, Treasury and Congress on trade policy issues;
  • Advising on embargoes and lesser US trade sanctions;
  • Dealing with the Census Bureau on alleged SED/AES violations;
  • Petitioning for and obtaining USHTS ten-digit statistical suffixes for particular industry products;
  • Dealing with, and resolving Customs Notices demanding Redelivery after Conditional Release of entries;
  • Resolving Customs entry valuation issues;
  • Advising multinationals on the sale of US defense-related subsidiaries;
  • Advising international clients on US country of origin marking requirements;
  • Dealing with Customs trademark, trade name and copyright recordation;
  • Addressing Customs import entry bond requirements;
  • Dealing with international carnets and the special obligations associated with classification of imports under HTS Chapter 98;
  • Analyzing boycott request reporting requirements, the applicability of the US anti-boycott laws to non-boycotting countries, and boycott compliance overall;
  • Compliance by US corporations and subsidiaries with the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
  • Reviewing international shipping documents;
  • Reviewing and advising on the content and clauses of international air/sea cargo shipping contracts;
  • Classifying product exports under Schedule B of the Census Bureau;
  • Advising clients on compliance with the AES filing requirements;
  • Dealing with freight forwarders and customs brokers;
  • Addressing liquidated damages issues;
  • Advising on import-export and other trade law recordkeeping requirements and how to handle penalty actions for same;
  • Preparing clients for the ISA certification process;
  • Advising foreign corporations and other nationals on US foreign investment reporting obligations and sectoral limitations on foreign investment;
  • Taking companies through the CFIUS reporting process.