International Trade

Frost Brown Todd’s International Trade Regulation Group offers expert counsel and a range of legal services to Clients whose business interests require specialized knowledge of U.S. Customs policies, import and export rules, new security restrictions, and multi-national trade agreements.

In today’s global marketplace, multinational companies must take appropriate steps to ensure that their transactions are compliant with a complex web of government regulations. Failure to obtain proper export licenses or non-compliance with U.S. Customs rules may result in criminal or civil penalties, as well as the revocation of export privileges.  Likewise, failure to obey Customs laws and other import regulations can result in significant fines, criminal and administrative penalties as well as shipment delays. As a result, corporations involved in international transactions are well advised to obtain legal counsel from experts familiar with the government’s regulatory framework.

Frost Brown Todd works with these clients to develop customized internal policies and procedures that will aid company directors, officers, owners and employees in their efforts to comply with International Trade regulations.  We advise on U.S. export controls, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”), Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), Anti-Boycott Legislation, and U.S. sanctions and embargos administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”).  We also provide guidance on the multi-faceted aspects of Customs law (from tariff classification to valuation), marking, and duty preference regimes—including NAFTA, CAFTA, and other free trade agreements. Since every company has unique international business needs and specific multinational partnerships, Frost Brown Todd’s legal specialists develop specialized compliance programs for each corporate client.

Our Group is well equipped to advise on an extensive range international trade issues, including the conduct of internal trade compliance audits, the preparation of trade compliance policies and procedures, as well as voluntary self-disclosures and negotiating enforcement penalties.

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FBT’s International Trade Regulation Service Team offers experienced counsel and legal services to clients whose business interests require specialized knowledge of U.S. Customs policies, import and export rules, new security restrictions, and multi-national trade agreements.

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