International Trade law is an aggregate of legal rules regarding international legislation and regulating relations in international trade. This branch of law is now an independent field of study as most governments have become part of the World Trade Organization. International trade law is a very complex and ever-expanding area, and it includes the appropriate rules and customs for handling trade between countries.

There are generally four levels of international trade relationships: unilateral measures (one nation’s law), bilateral relationships (Singapore-United States Free Trade Agreement), plurilateral agreements (DR-CAFTA)  and multilateral arrangements (GATT/WTO). We provide counsel regarding areas of International Trade Law including:

  • Anti-dumping/Countervailing Duty settlements with U.S. Customs. Section 301 exclusion applications.
  • Bans on Import and/or Export in accordance with U.S. trade limitations: OFAC, Bureau of Industry and Security, ITAR, Force Labor, etc.
  • Duty determinations among U.S. trade-partner states (NAFTA/USMCA, etc).
  • Drawback refunds of Duty and/or Tax, or cancellation of Penalties, upon Export of eligible articles to appropriate countries.
  • Free Trade Agreement consultation: moving your production to a duty-free point of manufacture OR Tariff Engineering consultation.
  • Legalization of Documents / Apostilles to accord with International Treaties such as the Hague Convention.
  • Litigation / enforcement of rights under the International Convention on the Sale of Goods, or in the Court of International Trade, including.
      • Trademarks: obtaining and Enforcement, USA and Worldwide.
      • Copyright: Obtaining and  Enforcement.
      • CBP Trademark Recordation.
      • Resolving CBP Intellectual Property Penalties.