Cassidy Levy Kent advises North American and foreign importers and exporters on all aspects of U.S. and Canadian customs law matters, including classification, valuation, country of origin, marking and labeling, tariff preference, qualification for USMCA or other free trade and special programs to mitigate duty exposure, drawback, import bonding, and foreign trade zone issues. In the current Section 301 and Section 232 retaliatory duty environment, we represent clients in exclusion request proceedings before the responsibly U.S. Government agencies. We also assist clients seeking in the development and implementation of customs compliance programs designed specifically for their business.

Our attorneys have practiced before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) for decades, and we have experience successfully managing a wide range customs compliance and enforcement proceedings — from CBP and CSBA audits and disclosures to customs civil fraud and criminal investigations.

We advise and assist clients with all administrative and judicial challenges to CBP and CBSA actions, including protests and appeals at local Port and Headquarters levels, seeking resolution at the agency level wherever possible. We also represent clients in judicial proceedings, including appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in the United States, and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and Federal Court in Canada.