International trade is a highly regulated activity, and it is becoming exponentially more complex. A smart strategy for dealing with these challenges is no longer an option--it is a necessity. The international trade lawyers at Sequoia Legal stand ready to help you make it through this daunting regulatory puzzle.Schedule FREE Consultation
We advise both multinationals and SMEs on import/export issues relating to trade to and from North America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The international trade puzzle includes many pieces, including but not limited to:
Fortunately, our international trade lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in all of these areas and more. Knowledge and experience are not enough, of course. We also keep current on the ever-changing international trade environment so that we can help you meet your company's individual business objectives while remaining in compliance with applicable law.
We represent various business entities, including multinational corporations, business groups, SMEs, and non-profit organizations. Our cases frequently involve high-stakes transactions and complex compliance matters in various industries, including medical device manufacturing, inbound foreign investment (particularly from China), and technology coming out of industries subject to US export restrictions, such as:
We also work with businesses that regularly require authorizations from foreign governments and companies that bid on foreign government contracts.
At Sequoia Legal, our attorneys for international trade regulatory matters offer a full range of legal services and advice relating to international trade matters, including the following:
Our international trade compliance lawyers also enjoy extensive experience in interpreting and advising on the following regulations and international trade agreements:
The experience that our global trade compliance lawyers have accumulated from resolving disputes over the foregoing matters is virtually unparalleled. Nevertheless, we seek to keep our clients out of disputes as much as possible by anticipating potential problems in advance.
Sequoia Legal separates itself from the crowd of international trade law firms in several ways:
Our company’s trade secret protection system was a ticking time bomb waiting to explode. Sequoia helped us revamp the system so that it complies with both state and federal law. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.
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As the general counsel of an internationally operating company, I am very happy that our paths crossed with Sequoia Legal. They offer timely and tailored solutions to our company's matters relevant to compliance to US legislation in terms of cross border transactions. We work with Andrew and Hunter from the team who has extensive knowledge on the subject. I recommend Sequoia Legal to any US company that wants to operate with confidence in foreign markets.
The Sequoia team has done and continues to do a great job for our business. They represented us in a transaction and assisted us with many of our general legal needs. Thankful for their team and expertise.
Sequoia Legal is exceptional. Our organization; Jamison Transportation Products (JTP), will most definitely continue business and highly recommend their services. They respond quickly and fees are reasonable.
Would you like to consult with a boutique international trade law firm in Denver, Colorado? No matter what your problem is, we stand ready to assist you. Schedule a consultation with us by calling (303) 476-2851 or by contacting us online. We will be happy to show you how our attorneys’ in-depth understanding of international trade regulatory matters can benefit your company in ways you might not even suspect.
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International trade compliance is a process whereby all goods and services entering or leaving a country must comply with all applicable regulations and restrictions. These may include import/export licenses, disclosure requirements, payment of taxes and duties, etc. Since regulations and requirements are typically complex and multi-layered, unintentional non-compliance is common.
Restricted dual-use items include goods, technology, software, and documentation that could be used for either civilian or military purposes. Because of their possible military use, the export of such items is typically restricted in various ways. It is critical that you comply with the rules because violating them could result in not only hefty civil fines but even criminal liability in some cases.
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issues the Entity List, which is a part of the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Entity List is a list of names of foreign individuals, organizations, and governments that US persons are prohibited from trading with or that they must obtain a special license for exports, reexports, and domestic transfers of exported goods. Specific licensing requirements may vary among the individuals and organizations on the Entity List.
You do not need to apply at all as long as the technology qualifies for treatment under EAR99 of the Export Administration Regulations or if an exception applies. Otherwise, you must apply for an export license as soon as you intend to transfer technology to a foreign national located in the US, if transfer to the foreign national’s home country would need an export license.