Walnut Creek, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/30/2014 -- According to the United States Census Bureau, in November 2013, America increased exports to $194.9 billion, an increase of $1.8 billion over the previous month. Increases occurred in industries such as capital goods and industrial supplies and materials while decreases were seen in consumer goods as well as foods, feeds, and beverages. "With increases such as this, companies involved in international trade need to ensure they retain the services of a firm specializing in export control compliance as trade legal and regulatory requirements are continuously changing and non-compliance can be costly," Jennifer Kessinger of Global Trade Expertise declares.
Customs compliance services vary greatly, depending on the particular needs of the company, but all importers are required by law to exercise reasonable care when bringing items into the country. Reasonable care may be defined in many ways, however, leaving some confused as to what steps need to be taken. The United States Customs and Border Protection recommends all importers write out compliance policies and procedures, ones which may be reviewed by the agency if needed. "Global Trade Expertise assists clients in developing and drafting these manuals, along with manuals designed to cover procedures and processes used on a daily basis. This is just one example of how our company can be of assistance to clients struggling in the areas of customs compliance services and export control compliance services," Kessinger continues.
Whether one finds themselves in need of an international trade consultant or an international trade lawyer, Global Trade Expertise can be of help. The lawyers and consultants employed by Global Trade Expertise bring large law firm experience, international experience and Big 4 consulting experience to the table with each client served. "Anyone in need of help with trade embargoes and sanctions put into place by the Office of Foreign Assets Control or with special trade programs overseen by the United States Customs Border Protection will find we can be of help. The same holds true when one is dealing with United States export control laws established by the International Traffic in Arms regulations or the Export Administration Regulations and more as we have a broad range of experience in these types of matters," Kessinger explains.
About Global Trade Expertise
Global Trade Expertise specializes in providing customized, innovative solutions to client issues with the help of a team of international trade attorneys. Global Trade Expertise negotiates with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and other government agencies on behalf of clients. The goal continues to be to balance compliance with trade legal and regulatory requirements with the practical needs of the client, both at the national and international level.