Reliability and efficiency of a company's supply chain has become a focal point in today's global business environment. Recent focus on terrorism control and border safety has led to increased scrutiny by U.S. regulators - evidenced by the creation of a new government organization (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) focused on our nation's security. These laws are the keystone controls designed to prevent terrorists and similar groups from gaining access to U.S. facilities, technologies and funds. Violations of these laws can carry significant civil and criminal penalties. U.S. companies accordingly have come to realize the value of compliance.
Holland & Hart, LLP has responded to this demand by assembling a group of lawyers who specialize in international trade, import control, and Customs compliance defense and counseling. Holland & Hart attorneys have practical experience in import compliance, enforcement actions and assisting with various trade compliance matters, including: development of compliance programs, C-TPAT participation, ruling requests, protest/petitions, valuation matters, country of origin determinations, duty preference programs (e.g., North American Free Trade Agreement, Generalized System of Preferences, etc.), Customs audits, voluntary disclosures and defense in seizure and enforcement actions.