US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) occupies a critical position in the supply chain of every business that imports, uses, or relies on imported goods, parts, materials, or components, or that exports to foreign markets.
Arent Fox, with our team of experienced private practitioners and former government officials — including former attorneys in the CBP Chief Counsel’s Office and Office of Regulations & Rulings (OR&R) — has a long history of helping clients manage and improve their import and export processes; to understand and comply with the laws and regulations administered by CBP and other government agencies imposing import requirements; and to respond to seizures, detentions, investigations, audits, and penalty proceedings. Our services have helped clients minimize interruption of the supply chain and avoid costly penalties, sanctions, and port delays.
Arent Fox attorneys have represented clients on customs matters in: automotive, pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, specialty metals, food and beverage, food packaging, agriculture, electronics, heavy equipment, oil and petroleum, oil field equipment, customs brokerage, and freight forwarding.
When customs issues become global or extend beyond the United States, Arent Fox customs attorneys work with a network of foreign counsel that represents the top customs lawyers in their respective countries. In managing these relationships, Arent Fox is able to achieve successful results for clients when dealing with foreign customs authorities. We have particularly strong relationships with customs attorneys in Canada, Mexico, the European Union, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Singapore, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, and Australia.
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