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Considering the destiny of international trade an customs today, and with the new government in place, federal government agencies’ oversight is increasing and without the proper legal help, companies can be seriously impacted and subject to fines and penalties for non-compliance with specific foreign trade policy areas.
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- Import Export Code Application
- Export license applications (DSP-5 License and more)
- International trade and customs organization policies and compliance
- Cost-effective global trade solutions
- Help avoiding fines and penalties
- DSP 5 License requirements
- Import from China
- Developing internal policies and controls
- Consulting and help monitoring export control statutes
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Domestic and Global Trade Import Export Reach
At Watson & Associates, LLC, our import export business consultants and global trade lawyers and consultants provide cost effective legal solutions specific to domestic and international import export clients. Our lawyers and law firm consultants help clients with:
- Risk management
- International trade statutory interpretation and impact
- Foreign trade policy and development of internal policy and control
- Global trade consulting and import export control compliance
- ITARS compliance consulting and certification
- Voluntary disclosure and re-certification
With law offices in Washington DC and Colorado, Watson & Associates’s export control lawyers provides legal representation and legal advice to US government entities, overseas clients and domestic corporations on import export matters about customs import and export matters, export control compliance, avoid penalties, deal with import from China and sanctions , Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and more.
Cost-effective legal help and guidance: Watson & Associate’ international trade and customs law consultants provide legal advice and consulting services based on our attorneys’ substantive knowledge about critical aspects of foreign trade policy and the impact of global trade new regulation changes.
If your company is in the import export business, you must have a clear understanding of the rules that govern global trade in your industry. This is important for avoiding risk, since failing to comply with these trade rules, even accidentally, can lead to serious legal consequences and penalties. Depending on the problem of mistake, your business can be subject to fines, investigations, audits, seizures, inspections, and loss of market access and even imprisonment. This is where our lawyers and international trade law consultants can help you to avoid costly mistakes.
Global Trade Help for Import Export Business Companies in Various Industries
International trading company law consultants and attorneys helping in various industries domestic and overseas: Our global trade attorneys offer detailed assessment and legal advice in various industry groups to include: construction, steel, aerospace, textiles, agriculture, manufacturing and chemicals.
As import export business consultants and global trade lawyers, we also help corporate managers with export administration regulations concerning IT information technology, federal government contracting, telecommunications, space law and munitions.
See important information on ITAR DSP 5 Licensing Requirements for Foreign Employees.
Questions That Your Company Should Ask
The following questions are derived from the Department of Homeland Security.If the answer to these questions happen to be “NO” then contact our international trade law consultants immediately for help. Call 1-866-601-5518.
Merchandise Description & Tariff Classification
Questions: Do you know or have you established a reliable procedure or program to ensure that you know what you ordered, where it was made and what it is made of?
- Have you provided or established reliable import export business procedures to ensure you provide a complete and accurate description of your merchandise to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1481? (Also, see 19 CFR 141.87 and 19 CFR 141.89 for special merchandise description requirements.)
- Does your company import from China?
- Have you provided or established reliable procedures to ensure you provide a correct tariff classification of your merchandise to U.S. Customs and Border Protection in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1484?
- Have you obtained a Customs “ruling” regarding the description of the merchandise or its tariff classification (See 19 CFR Part 177), and if so, have you established reliable procedures to ensure that you have followed the ruling and brought it to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s attention?
- Where merchandise description or tariff classification information is not immediately available, have you established a reliable procedure for providing that information, and is the procedure being followed?
Global Trade — Valuation
Questions: Do you know about or have you established reliable global trade procedures to know the price actually paid or payable for your merchandise? Do you know the terms of sale; whether there will be rebates, tie-ins, indirect costs, additional payments; whether assists were provided, commissions or royalties paid? Are amounts actual or estimated? Are you and the supplier related parties?
- Have you provided or established reliable procedures to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with a proper declared value for your merchandise in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1484 and 19 U.S.C. 1401a?
- Have you obtained a Customs “ruling” regarding the valuation of the merchandise (See 19 CFR Part 177), and if so, have you established reliable global trade procedures to ensure that you have followed the ruling and brought it to U.S. Customs and Border Protection attention?
Global Trade – Country of Origin/Marking/Quota – Import From China
Questions: Have you taken reliable measures to ascertain the correct country of origin for the imported merchandise?
- Have you established reliable global trade procedures to ensure that you report the correct country of origin on Customs entry documents?
- Have you established reliable procedures to verify or ensure that the merchandise is properly marked upon entry with the correct country of origin (if required) in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1304 and any other applicable special marking requirement (watches, gold, textile labeling, etc)?
- Have you obtained a Customs “ruling” regarding the proper marking and country of origin of the merchandise (See 19 CFR Part 177), and if so, have you established reliable procedures to ensure that you followed the ruling and brought it to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s attention?
- Have you consulted with a Customs “expert” (e.g., lawyer, accountant, Customs broker, Customs consultant) regarding the correct country of origin/proper marking of your merchandise?
- Have you taken reliable and adequate measures to communicate Customs country of origin marking requirements to your foreign supplier prior to importation of your merchandise?
- If you are claiming a change in the origin of the merchandise or claiming that the goods are of U.S. origin, have you taken required measures to substantiate your claim (e.g. Do you have U.S. milling certificates or manufacturer’s affidavits attesting to the production in the U.S.)?
Nationwide Global Trade and Overseas International Trade Law Consulting Help
Our international trade law consultant and federal government contract attorneys provide import export legal counsel and global trade solutions to international trading companies throughout the United States and overseas including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Virgin Islands.
Cities in which our international trade law consultants and lawyers provide legal counsel and global trade solutions offer legal counsel and intervene in bid protests include Anchorage, AK; Atlanta, GA; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Colorado Springs, CO; Houston, San Antonio, Wichita Falls, Dallas, TX; Denver, Colorado; Indianapolis, IN; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Philadelphia, PA; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Jose, CA; Santa Clara, CA; and Tampa, FL.
Call Our International Trade Law Consultants and Import Export Business Lawyers
For immediate help with global trade solutions, import export business compliance and international trade legal solutions, or code selections, call Watson & Associates, lawyers for immediate help. We offer a free initial consultation.. 1-866.601.5518.