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"Documented Customs Challenges: Avoiding Customs Delays Brought On By Poor Document Preparation"

Global Trade

June 3, 2014

In the May/June 2014 edition of Global Trade magazine, Nexsen Pruet attorney David Robinson provides insight into the obstacles that can arise in international export transactions.

Robinson stresses the importance of being familiar with the verbiage in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and that "some of the delay-causing problems can be avoided simply by going to the Internet."

An excerpt:

As David S. Robinson, special counsel in the Raleigh, North Carolina, office of the law firm Nexsen Pruet, says: “Every country is different. Even in the same country, different ports of entry are different. We have lots of people that get hit with surprises and they’re generally financial surprises. They’re not used to asking all the questions that are associated with an international export transaction.”


Read more from Global Trade, "The Magazine for U.S. Companies Doing Business Globally."

David Robinson's law practice is focused on cross-border legal issues. A former executive at multiple US subsidiaries of foreign companies, he has traveled to more than 40 countries and recognizes the importance of cultural understanding in international commerce.