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Crowell & Moring's International Trade practice offers legal counsel in every area facing retailers that import goods into the United States. Retailers turn to our lawyers to assist them with duty savings opportunities, administrative penalty proceedings with U.S. Customs and Border Protection and during compliance audits.

We have extensive experience in the following substantive areas:

  • Classification and valuation.

    Proper customs classification and valuation planning can result in substantial duty savings and avoidance of civil and criminal penalties. Our lawyers assist clients in determining the optimal method for valuing imported merchandise in specific transactions.

  • Tariff reduction and elimination programs

    Retailers seeking to eliminate, reduce, or defer customs duties rely on Crowell & Moring for advice on Free Trade Agreements, Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) opportunities, duty drawback, temporary importation bonds, bonded warehouses, and foreign-trade zones.

  • Litigation at the U.S. Court of International Trade

    A particular strength of Crowell & Moring's practice is successful litigation against U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Court of International Trade. We help retailers protect and pursue their rights when litigation is necessary.

  • Country of origin marking.

    We assist retailers and importers in untangling the web of origin rules and marking requirements to ensure that every imported product is properly marked and labeled.

With dedicated customs lawyers with decades of experience, we are well positioned to provide counsel on emerging trade issues facing retailers. In conjunction with the firm’s full-service international policy and regulatory affairs consulting affiliate, C&M International, we also help facilitate communications with national governments and international trade agencies across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

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