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Cindy Owens advises clients from various industry sectors on customs compliance, supply chain structuring, and international trade matters.

Ms. Owens has expertise with customs classification, valuation, country of origin, duty deferral programs, duty preference programs, and free trade agreements. She regularly represents clients before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and other government agencies. She joined the firm after working as an associate for another international law firm in Washington, DC and in the Singapore office where she worked with clients throughout Asia Pacific. While in Singapore, Ms. Owens focused on the laws and regulations governing cross-border movement of products, technology, and services including customs, export controls, and free trade agreements.

  • Conducted a customs compliance review for a large-scale retailer in the United States.
  • Conducted a trade compliance review for a semiconductor company in Singapore.
  • Advised apparel companies on customs audits and desk reviews.
  • Prepared voluntary disclosures to government authorities in Asia Pacific and the United States covering issues such as tariff classification, country of origin, customs valuation, preferential duty claims, and export controls.
  • Advised multinational clients on FTA opportunities and duty deferral programs.
  • Advised on supply chain planning to a variety of clients in the consumer electronics, apparel and information technology industries.
  • Assisted companies in the technology, electronics, healthcare, and banking industries on export control requirements in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Customs and International Trade Bar Association
  • Association of Women in International Trade
  • Customs Lawyers Association