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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.

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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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A recent decision issued by the Court of International Trade provides the trade community with a broad interpretation of “lack of reasonable care” for purposes of penalty assessment under 19 USC 1592.  It is a significant decision for both importers and brokers. The case, United States v. Farhan Khan, Slip Op. 17-85, was decided on July 13,2017 and involved an appeal of a penalty case issued by CBP against the importer for misclassification of imported products. The products in question were wine bottle bags, wine bottle wraps and can wraps.   At the time of entry, the importer classified these items under HTSRead More

What You Need to Know About Your CBP Cash Seizure Receipt

Those entering or leaving the U.S. with more than $10,000 are obligated to report the monetary instruments to CBP.  Failure to make this declaration can result in seizure of the cash or monetary instruments.  This seizure can be devastating for many, taking from them the money that they very much need, and planned on using, in the United States. At the Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly, our experienced CBP cash seizure lawyers can help you to recover the funds from CBP after such a seizure. What Is a Cash Seizure Receipt? A cash seizure receipt is a written document that isRead More

What You Need to Know About Importing Chemicals from China

There are dozens of chemical product companies in China, making China a go-to choice for many in the United States in need of various chemicals for manufacturing or selling directly to customers in the U.S. However, import regulations in and of themselves can be difficult to understand; when the import involves certain chemicals, regulations are even more stringent. If you are considering importing chemicals China or any other country, it is highly recommended that you work with our experienced import attorneys at The Law Offices of Paula M. Connelly. Compliance with Toxic Substances Control Act All chemicals that are being imported into theRead More


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