At the Law Offices of Michael A. Capuzzi, P.A., our experienced trade professionals are uniquely qualified to assist exporters with all facets of export compliance. By providing the step-by-step development and implementation of a proven and reliable Export Management System, we can customize a solution to address your individual export needs.  After an Export Management System is implemented, our clients can be confident that their company’s export procedures are in full compliance with all laws and regulations and can rest assured that they are taking full advantage of any benefits offered to exporters.

Our firm’s trade professionals have extensive expertise in advising clients regarding the full range of export activities, including, but not limited to:  export licensing and management, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance, determination of Schedule B and ECCN classifications, representation during every phase of investigation and enforcement actions and restricted party, embargoed country and anti-boycott country screening.

We invite you review our export services, a few of our many success stories and important export topics below.

Services Offered

  • Advice and Counseling on all Important Export Topics (listed below)
  • Creation and Implementation of Individualized Export Management Systems
  • Representation at Every Stage of Governmental Investigation and Enforcement, including Response to Inquiries, Support during Governmental Visits or Audits and Assistance with Enforcement Issues such as Mitigating Penalties and the Implementation of Corrective Actions
  • Determination of ECCN and Schedule B Classifications
  • Determination of Foreign Tariff Classifications and Creation of Comprehensive Classification Database
  • Determination of Licensing Requirements and the Applicability of any License Exceptions or Exemptions
  • Assistance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Compliance, including the ITAR Registration Process, Determination of Licensing Requirements and Exemptions and Preparation and Maintenance of License Agreements
  • Review and Identification of Proper Agency Jurisdiction for Export Transactions and Assistance with the Application of Licensing and Permit Requirements
  • Development of Effective Recordkeeping  Procedures, including Proper Tracking of Export Licenses for Timely Renewal, Amendments or Returns
  • Creation of an International Commercial Terms (INCOterms) Database Detailing Shipping Terms for all International Customers and Suppliers
  • Develop Tailored Export Documentation Package Templates (Commercial Invoice, Packing List, Certificate of Origin or Free Trade Documents, Inspection, Calibration, or Other Required Certifications, Letters of Credit, and/or any Other Documentation Required for Shipment)
  • Conduct Export Documentation Audits and EEI Filings
  • Assistance with Restricted Party Screening
  • Ensure Compliance with Embargoed Country Requirements and Foreign Boycott Reporting
  • Group Seminars and Customized, In-Depth Training Classes on all Aspects of the Export Process
  • Development and Implementation of Comprehensive Export Policies and Procedures Manuals
  • Monitoring and Keeping Clients Informed of Relevant Regulatory and Legislative Developments Relating to Exports

Success Stories

  • Based upon our firm’s comprehensive and exhaustive review of more than 600,000 pages of written documents and more than two terabytes of electronic business data, the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) determined that our client’s goods were never improperly routed to a prohibited destination as initially alleged and our client was cleared of any wrong-doing, causing OFAC to close its investigation with no further action.

Important Topics

  • Classification under Schedule B and Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
  • Electronic Export Information (EEI) Accuracy and Automated Export System (AES) Filing
  • Merchandise Qualification under Free Trade Agreements
  • Export Licensing Determinations
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State Department Issues
  • Restricted Party Screening
  • Embargoed and Anti-Boycott Countries
  • Routed Export Transactions
  • International Commercial Terms (INCOterms)
  • Foreign Principle Party in Interest (FPPI)
  • U.S. Principle Party in Interest (USPPI)
  • Export Documentation Templates and Review
  • Freight Forwarder Contract and Management
  • Freight and Logistics Requests for Quotes

To speak with one of our specialists about your needs or for more information about these services, please contact our office.