Husch Blackwell’s International Trade & Supply Chain team provide a full range of services that pertain to inbound and outbound goods and cover a wide variety of customs, export controls, economic sanctions, trade remedies, logistics and transportation issues, government regulations and related supply chain matters. Our counsel includes everyday trade and supply chain matters, such as obtaining tariff classifications, and extends to complex strategies requiring experience with enforcement, lobbying, litigation, risk assessment and the implementation of large-scale projects.
We routinely counsel companies involved in the import of goods into the U.S. or who provide services to facilitate import of such goods on matters involving tariff classification, valuation and country of origin/marking issues, Customs audits, protests, penalties and liquidated damages claims, prior disclosures and voluntary tenders, preferential duty programs, bonded warehouses, Foreign Trade Zones, and ATA Carnets.
Export Controls & Economic Sanctions
We advise on export compliance and licensing related to Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulations, trade sanctions and embargoes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and representation, and Antiboycott compliance.
International Trade Remedies
Our attorneys advise Fortune 100 U.S. producers, international trading companies, foreign trade associations and numerous corporations worldwide on complex problems involving unfair pricing internationally (dumping), injurious subsidies cases (countervailing duty cases), general relief from imports using quotas or increased duties under escape clause provisions of U.S. law (section 201 and section 421 of the Trade Act of 1974), intellectual property violations litigated at the U.S. International Trade Commission under section 337 of the Trade Act, issues regarding surges of imports under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), and anti-circumvention and scope issues arising from duties or quotas.
Whether cargo is entering, exiting or transiting the U.S., we have the experience needed to lay the foundation for a successful and seamless move by providing assistance in areas of air, surface, rail, waterway and ocean transport. Our experience includes industry issues such as intermodal and international complexities, cross-border operations, driver compliance, chemicals & petroleum, litigation & dispute resolution, FELA litigation, logistics contracts, and specialized carriage contracts.