GDLSK has an exceptional team of Customs and Trade experts who have practiced Customs and International Trade law for decades, participating actively in the development and defense of Customs and Trade practices worldwide. Our teams’ combined experience includes extensive service with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, The Department of Commerce, The International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade and the Department of Justice.
Beyond our legal expertise, several professionals on staff maintain Customs Brokers licenses ensuring qualifications necessary to address the challenges related to the delivery and clearance of imported and exported merchandise. To support our global client base, GDLSK engages lawyers and paralegals who are fluent in foreign languages, including Chinese, Korean and Hindu, which enables us to expeditiously analyze complex foreign documentation.
We have had the unique opportunity to provide our clients with advice and counsel in connection with a varied roster of Customs and International Trade issues including due diligence in acquisitions, duty savings opportunities, Customs audits as well as the classification, valuation, free trade eligibility and admissibility of imported merchandise. We regularly defend clients who are subject to civil and criminal Qui Tam and Customs’ investigations and represent clients in regulatory matters involving the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS), Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) and Department of Commerce (DOC) as those issues are enforced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
In addition to short term issue resolution, we assist our clients in structuring their international business affairs in a manner that maximizes both their customs and global tax opportunities while minimizing the risks associated with non-compliance.
As we continue to experience global supply chain shifts, changing political regimes and revised customs and trade policies, there has never been a more critical time for counsel that can provide an integrated customs and trade solution. GDLSK is uniquely positioned to provide dedicated customs and trade expertise which can maximize your business opportunities and minimize your trade related risks.
At GDLSK, our team works exclusively in the areas of Customs and Trade, with a proven track record of integrating these two intersecting areas of law on behalf of a diverse client base engaged in importing and exporting around the globe.