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We can help.  We have over 25 years providing solutions to any and every type of customs problems.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Trade Law

Our Trade Law practice focuses on Currency Seizures and Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties .  We have experience in all types of trade law.

Customs Seminar 300200

Brokerage Course

We teach an intensive 8 week  Customs Brokerage course twice a year.  You can see the schedule of the course below and sign up for the next course.

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Export Law

Government agencys such as Bureau of Industry and Security, Office of Foregin Asset Control ITAR or EAR can be difficult – let us help.


Customs Lawyer

Our firm is comprised of dedicated professionals who share responsibility for servicing the needs of our clients. Our goal is to provide solutions for these needs in a timely and cost-effective manner. Whether it is providing advice to new importers and exporters or preparing import and export procedures for well-established companies, we will work with the client to determine how best to accommodate their needs.the complex world of Customs law

With over 25 years experience in Customs and international trade law, our firm focuses on providing companies with legal advice and knowledge necessary for successful import and export transactions. We have significant experience representing all types of clients in front of numerous regulatory agencies. We help clients through the complex world of Customs Law. We take a proactive approach when working with all of our clients and we help you set up a process so you won’t violate any of the numerous Customs Laws.

Customs Brokerage Exam Class April 2018

We are pleased to announce the details for our series of classes for preparation for the April 2018 Customs Broker Examination.

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Attorney Paula Connelly has over 20 years experience as a Customs attorney and is also a licensed Customs broker.  As such, she would qualify as a Customs expert.  Please contact her office if you would like to discuss any issues of concern to your company.

The U.S. government continues to increase the penalties for violations of both the ITAR and the EAR. Penalties for ITAR violations can be as high as $500,000 for each violation while criminal penalties can result in as much as 10 years in prison for each violation and criminal fines of up to $1,000,000 for each violation. If you want to avoid these types of penalties you need a good customs lawyer.  Contact us today for a free consultation.

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Personalized In House Import and Export Training Compliance

New in 2018 – Personalized, in-house training on all areas of import and export compliance.  The Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly will work with your company to customize training sessions for you and your staff.  Take advantage of the convenience of training as few or as many employees at your own facility.  In addition, the presentation, tailored to fit your needs, can be shared with employees and maintained as part of the company’s compliance procedures. Popular topics include the following: - Classification - Valuation - NAFTA/Free Trade Agreements - Basics of Import - Basics of Export - Import Compliance - Export Compliance - Country of Origin/Country of OriginRead More

What Is Prior Disclosure?

When an individual or company is importing goods into the United States, they are required to operate within the confines of customs law. If they fail to do so, they could be subject to civil--and sometimes even criminal--penalties. Indeed, a review of sections of code such as 19 USC 1592 highlight how introducing documents and materials related to the import of goods that are false can carry penalties reaching into the thousands or millions of dollars. That being said, there is a safe harbor in place for those who make errors in merchandise valuation or classification: prior disclosure. What Is PriorRead More

Reasonable Care

What Every Member of the Trade Community Should Know: Reasonable Care Download it here: More


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