All foreign companies whose business operations go beyond the U.S. border have no choice but to comply with federal laws.
The United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in collaboration with other law enforcement agencies are charged with strict enforcement of import laws.
Any individual or company that fails to comply with the import and export laws can result in civil, administrative, and criminal charges. The only way to avoid penalties is to ensure strict compliance with federal export and import laws.
However, complying with all import and export regulations can be a toll order. Sometimes both foreign and domestic companies may find their actions in collision with the federal laws without their knowledge.
This is where Spodek Law Group comes in. You need lawyers who have experience in dealing with import and export issues. You don’t want a situation where your business will experience delays or even halting of operations because of noncompliance.
At Spodek Law Group, our lawyers serve both foreign and US-based in all matters related to import and export.
It doesn’t matter if you have questions concerning the compliance of the U.S. federal regulations, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFA), or any other issues affecting your import and export business, our law firm is always on standby to help.
In case your company is being pursued for violating any of the federal import and export regulations, you need to retain a lawyer as soon as possible to avoid paying hefty penalties or even jail term.
Our defense lawyers have worked with hundreds of businesses and individuals and helped them with various compliance issues. Most of our lawyers are former law enforcement agents who properly understand the import and export regulations.
Import and export services we offer
As far are compliance is concerned, our lawyers help foreign and domestic companies with all the regulations and federal laws they are supposed to comply with.
Irrespective of whether you have been in business for several years or just getting started, it is important to understand the legal implications that various laws will have on your business.
Some of the laws and regulations keep being reviewed and all businesses needed to keep themselves updated.
Federal import compliance
In a bid to help businesses and companies comply with various federal import laws, our lawyers offer assistance in the development of internal policies, evaluation of particular shipments transactions, auditing of current compliance, and adapting to the adoption of new controls according to CPB rulings.
Here is a list of some of the services you can get at our law firm:
• Training and custom compliance
• CBP ruling compliance
• Conducting due diligence on brokers, foreign suppliers, and third-parties
• Custom-Trade Partnerships Against Terrorism
• Importer if Record Agreements
• Internal audits and investigations
• Internal Self-assessment programs
• Prior disclosures
• NAFTA agreement
• Tariff exclusion requests
• Technology transfers and software licensing
Federal export compliance
Complying will al export federal export regulations is not easy especially for companies that are just getting started. That’s why we are here to offer you help with legal and compliance matters.
Our services include legal advice for different types of export transactions, company-wide compliance, and CBP rulings among others. This consists of representation for issues such as:
• Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
• Compliance with Automated Export Systems
• Commodity classification request
• Denied and restriction screening
• Sanctions, embargo, and other compliance matters related to OFAC
• Export control licensing
• Prior disclosures
• Compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
Defending your company against import/export noncompliance
It is true that strict compliance is the best way to avoid getting into trouble with deferral agencies.
However, it is almost impossible for any business to evade compliance scrutiny from the deferral government.
It is always easy to find yourself being noncompliant with newly introduced regulations that you may not have had enough time to fulfill.
It doesn’t matter how much you will try to explain your situation to the federal authorities, the bottom line will be full compliance with all the existing laws.
The best thing you can do is to closely work with experienced import/export lawyers to avoid business disruption and financial losses.