We provide expert advice and assistance to investors, importers and exporters involved in Asia-US trade to: 1) ensure export controls, CFIUS and import compliance, 2) develop effective business strategies, 3) facilitate various commercial transactions and cross-border investments, and 4) engage in dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation.
Contact us to discuss how we can help you with your import/export, CFIUS and investment challenges. We’re based in Washington, DC but serve clients throughout the country and internationally.
We advise clients on export control requirements enforced by the US Commerce Department, State Department, Treasury Department and Defense Departments as well as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission – agencies that control US exports of equipment, software, commodities and technologies with potentially sensitive military and security applications.
We can assist you and your company by:
We advise importers, logistics firms, customs brokers and other companies on import and US Customs issues. Our focus is minimizing duties and maximizing compliance. We help clients obtain business opportunities through trade preference programs under numerous US trade agreements. Our services include assistance with:
We assist importers in meeting a full range of US import and Customs requirements including:
Over the last year, the US Government has tightened its restrictions on foreign companies seeking to invest in or acquire US companies in sensitive business sectors, including emerging technologies, biotech, energy, software and logistics.
With increasing scrutiny of business transactions to identify suspicious activities and the new mandatory notification requirement, it is wise to seek Committee on Foreign Investment in the US (CFIUS) clearance before being contacted by the government. This approach often puts a company in a more advantageous position to reach agreements with the government that mitigate potential national security risks and allow a transaction to move forward.
We advise companies on overcoming the regulatory obstacles to their US investments through direct engagement during CFIUS review and through implementing win-win strategies that entail:
Complementing our expertise in regulatory compliance, we offer guidance on a variety of commercial transactions, cross-border investments and business disputes. We represent clients at many points in the supply and distribution chain, including manufacturers, suppliers, resellers, distributors, agents, financial institutions and end users.
We structure, draft and negotiate commercial agreements while also engaging in dispute resolution through arbitration and mediation in many areas:
On behalf of clients involved in economic development projects within the United States, we: