To succeed in today’s increasingly challenging and competitive global economy, companies must comply with constantly evolving international trade regulations. Such regulations relate to, among other things:
Shipman & Goodwin attorneys possess considerable experience in each of these areas. We help clients navigate U.S. export controls and economic sanctions by advising on export licensing issues, including the classification of products and technologies and the determination of licensing requirements and exception and exemption options for specific transactions. We also assist clients on U.S. Customs matters, including those relating to classification, valuation, and country of origin issues, and we seek to identify duty savings strategies when doing so.
In addition, we work with clients in developing, implementing, and auditing export and import compliance programs and taking corrective actions, including the submission of voluntary self-disclosures to U.S. Government (USG) agencies, when necessary.
In the event of a criminal investigation, we vigorously represent clients and ensure that their interests are effectively protected. Shipman & Goodwin attorneys also conduct internal investigations into import, export, sanctions, FCPA, and other issues.
Shipman & Goodwin attorneys are well-known in the trade community. They appear before the U.S. Court of International Trade, serve on the American Bar Association's International Trade Committee, and speak regularly on trade compliance and enforcement issues at conferences and seminars.