Law Office of Yuri Starikov, LLC

Customs and International Trade Attorneys

Our law firm focuses on aspects related to international trade, providing support to importers, exporters, freight forwarders, transportation and logistics companies, warehouses, customs brokers, and individuals.  Please give us a call or send us an email.  We provide our clients with expert advice necessary to address issues concerning many levels of trade.

Location and Contact

Business Address: 157-11 Rockaway Blvd., Suite 209, Jamaica, New York 11434, United States
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 306, Lawrence, New York 11559-0306, United States
Telephone : + 1 (347) 871 2759
Fax: + 1 (347) 502 2605

Practice Areas

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Our attorneys are admitted to practice before U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, and State Courts of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  We support our clients throughout all stages of litigation and settlement process.

Import / Export Compliance and Audit

Our client support includes multiple tears of Customs regulatory compliance.  These include classification under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS); Product Labeling and Marking; Country of Origin Determination; Trade Agreements Applicability; Antidumping and Countervailing Duties; Valuation and Transfer Pricing; Documents (Certificates, Licenses, Declarations, and Permits).

On the U.S. import side, your product or service may be regulated by a number of agencies in addition to Customs and Border Protection.  Mere compliance with the basic Customs requirements may not be enough.  Each government agency has its own unique set of reporting and licensing rules.  Lack of compliance with these rules, even if unintentional, may result not only in monetary fines and loss of your product or service, but also in a criminal prosecution.

On the U.S. export side, almost all of the products for export are subject to declaration requirements with the Census Bureau.  Many of the exported products may be deemed to have dual use applications (i.e. civilian and military), and fall under licensing jurisdiction of the Bureau of Industry and Security.  Yet, other products for export may be deemed to have inherently military applications, even if exported by civilians for civilian use (e.g. security, sports, entertainment), and are subject to licensing authority of the State Department.  Exports of medical and pharmaceutical products may require the approval of Drug Enforcement Administration, while high technology goods may be controlled for their encryption and computational capabilities.  Even exports of waste and scrap can require approval for environmental and security reasons.

Corporate Structure and Planning

Our goal is to give our clients a piece of mind with respect to liability exposure, so that they can focus on their business.  These includes legal entity formation in the appropriate jurisdiction, drafting of contractual agreements, and licensing.   We have a legal experience and business knowledge to ensure that your interests are secured and protected. We assist clients in drafting and reviewing agreements that include: International Sale of Goods; Employment Agreement; Independent Contractor Service Agreements; Confidentiality Agreement; Trade Secrets Agreement; Non-Competition Agreement; Non-Disclosure Agreement.  We also assist our clients in obtaining necessary licenses at the Federal, State, and Local level to conduct their business.

Administrative Agencies Guidance

We represent clients before multiple U.S. Federal, State, and Local Administrative Agencies that regulate trade and business.  Whether one is individual who suffered a currency seizure, a U.S. company that needs to bring their products out of detention, or a non-U.S. entity in need of navigation through U.S. sanctions and “trade war” enforcement, we are here to provide support.

Training and Development

Keeping our clients current with customs and international trade developments is of utmost importance in today’s fast-paced and ever-more digital world.  We launched weekly live streaming web event – LawCustoms Stream – welcoming members of international trade community to join and participate.  We provide training and classes to prepare and pass U.S. Customs Broker License Examination.  We engage public through website publications and social media platforms: YouTube; Twitter; Facebook; and Vimeo.

We look forward to your inquiries.

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