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Customs Practice

Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman & Klestadt LLP is the premier law firm for customs and international trade law related matters. GDLSK’s attorneys have substantial experience practicing before the government agencies responsible for the administration and enforcement of our international trade and customs laws. Many of our lawyers gained experience with US Customs & Border Protection, the Department of Commerce, the International Trade Commission, the Court of International Trade and the Department of Justice. Several of our attorneys are also licensed customs brokers and are uniquely qualified to understand issues relating to the delivery and clearance of imported/exported merchandise.

The rules and regulations that govern customs and international trade matters are in a constant state of change. As a result of our many years of experience and a broad-based clientele, we are often in a unique position to anticipate problems before they arise and to resolve issues once they are identified.

The Cost of Duties

Customs duties often play a significant role in an importer’s cost of goods sold. Proper planning can reduce import duties, provide certainty regarding duty assessments, and ensure compliance with applicable laws, thereby maximizing profits and minimizing liabilities.

We encourage companies to review their transactions in an effort to minimize duties and avoid compliance problems with US Customs & Border Protection and the other agencies that regulate international trade. We believe that customs and trade issues should be treated in the same manner as other business issues subject to thoughtful, fiscal planning. Periodic third-party review of a company’s manufacturing and import/export activities and relationships can help avoid unexpected assessments and will frequently generate significant savings.

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With offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, and Hong Kong, and professional resources in Asia and Europe, GDLSK brings a vast knowledge base and expertise to our clients which include:

Whether an issue has already arisen, or the firm simply wishes to maximize its customs and trade opportunities in advance of market expansion, contact us for a complimentary consultation at [email protected].