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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 2017

We are pleased to announce the details for our series of classes for preparation for the April 2017 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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Importing from China Part II

In part I of this article, the difficulties of finding a legitimate supplier in China, as well as ensuring that the supplier operates in compliance with international trade laws, was discussed. In part II of this series, the laws for bringing goods into the U.S., as well as how to ensure compliance with those laws, will be reviewed. Make Sure Your Goods Are Permitted Making sure that your goods are permitted for import before you purchase them is highly recommended. Either way, you will need to double check to make sure that bringing in your goods to the United States is legallyRead More

Importing from China Part I

China manufacturers a number of affordable goods, that, when imported and sold in the U.S., can  result in profits for businesses. However, importing good from China is a complicated process that requires due diligence and a comprehensive understanding of import laws. In part one of this guide, finding a supplier and making a purchase will be discussed; in part two of this guide, import laws will be reviewed. Finding a Supplier and a Product One of the most challenging components of importing from China lies in finding a supplier and a product. While there are numerous suppliers in China who are eagerRead More

Trump Proposes 35 Percent Tariff on Goods Imported from Mexico

The United States imports millions of dollars’ worth of goods from countries around the world each year. While there is a reasonable argument to be made that, to some extent, the high rates of importation from other countries puts American workers and factories at a disadvantage, the fact remains: we rely on products from abroad. In order to reduce dependence on global trade, presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed a unique solution: he has vowed to increase the tariff on goods imported from Mexico to a whopping 35 percent. How Trump’s Tariff Would Affect You At first glance, a 35 percent tariff onRead More


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Burlington MA 01803