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US Customs & International Trade

RKF attorneys assist clients with customs issues, including tariff classification, valuation, origin, free trade agreements (including NAFTA), as well as antidumping and countervailing duties. Our strategies are designed to mitigate risks and achieve compliance with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and international trade regulations.  As to exports, we assist clients in navigating the complex laws and regulations governing the export and re-export of goods and technology from the United States, to achieve compliance.


Categories of the RKF tailored services include:


  • U.S. Customs issues, import trade regulations and related matters.

  • Matters relating to Anti-dumping and/or Countervailing Duty investigations, petitions, agency rulings and reviews.

  • Strategies as to mitigation of damages and risk management, including Prior Disclosures, penalties, fines and liquidated damages mitigation.

  • Assistance as to detention of goods and/or seizures, and tailored resolution strategies.

  • HTS classification, country of origin, valuation, marking support and planning.

  • Drafting and support as to CF 28 and CF29 responses.

  • Representation and advising in connection with investigations, focused assessments and other regulatory audits.

  • Guidance as to IOR compliance practices, including informed compliance, reasonable care practical standards, internal manuals and recordkeeping and Importer Self-Assessment compliance.

  • Advising on Export Compliance Program matters, including manual, procedures, training, recordkeeping.

  • Support as to export trade regulations and issues, including jurisdiction and classification requests, agency enforcement actions, operational procedures and export audits.

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