Denver Import And Export Lawyers Will Help You Navigate Complex Trade Matters

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.

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International Trade Issues You May Face

International Trade Issues You May Face

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:

  • Trade regulation
  • Customs
  • Export controls
  • Anti-corruption laws
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Product warranties

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 Companies Across a Broad Range Of Industries

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:

  • Aerospace
  • Telecom/information security
  • Electronics
  • Sensors and lasers
  • Software
We Represent Companies Across a Broad Range Of Industries

We also work with businesses that regularly require authorizations from foreign governments and companies that bid on foreign government contracts.

Our Legal Services For International Trade

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:

  • Antidumping AD
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG)
  • Countervailing duties (CD)
  • Cross-border commercial contracting
  • Cross-border equipment leasing
  • Cross-border purchase and sale of goods, equipment, and services
  • Customs enforcement and compliance
  • Economic sanctions
  • Export controls
  • The financing and perfection of security interests
  • Foreign acquisitions, mergers, and investments
  • Global trade policies and regulations
  • Import regulations and import relief
  • International data transfers and privacy programs
  • International investments
  • International licensing and technology transfer arrangements
  • International sales agency and distribution agreements
  • International trade negotiations and trade agreements
  • International dispute resolution
  • Joint product development
  • Joint ventures (both contractual and equity)
  • National security
  • Overseas manufacturing and supply contracts
  • Transactions involving sophisticated technology or classified information
  • Transfer pricing
  • Worldwide intellectual property and trade secret protection

Our international trade compliance lawyers also enjoy extensive experience in interpreting and advising on the following regulations and international trade agreements:

  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • Section 301 Investigations and China Tariffs
  • Section 232 national security actions (steel and aluminum tariffs)
  • US-Mexico-Canada agreement and other free 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.

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Why Sequoia Legal?

Why Sequoia Legal?

Sequoia Legal separates itself from the crowd of international trade law firms in several ways:

  • Our import/export law attorneys are multilingual, and we pride ourselves on providing an individualized approach to our clients’ concerns. No two cases are alike, and no two clients are alike.
  • We enjoy extensive experience working with various US government entities, including Customs and Border Protection, the Commerce Department, the Department of Justice, the Department of State, and the International Trade Administration.
  • Our firm can assist you with the full range of international trade-related matters, including systematized compliance procedures, import/export audits, and many other services.
  • Our reputation among our clients and in the international trade community is both stellar and beyond reproach.

Meet Our Attorneys

What Our Clients Say


Jake D.

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.


Pinar Ece K.

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.


Skylar H.

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.


Ebony J.

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.

Consult Our Denver Attorneys for Your International Trade Case

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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Frequently Asked
Questions (FAQs)

What is international trade compliance?

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.

What Are "Restricted Dual-Use" Items?

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.

What Is The BIS "Entity List"?

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.

When do I need to apply for an export license for technology under the deemed export regulations?

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.