U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs) is a federal law enforcement agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security charged with regulating and facilitating international trade, collecting import duties, and enforcing U.S. regulations, including trade, customs, and immigration. Customs is the largest law enforcement agency in the United States and is stationed at U.S. seaports, airports, and other border crossings throughout the country to examine, detain, and seize goods entering or exiting the country.

When Customs decides to detain a particular shipment, officials thoroughly sort through and examine the contents of the shipment. If Customs find a violation, the goods are seized and transferred to an official warehouse for storage until further a determination is made. If Customs decides to seize the goods, the alleged violator is generally given three options: 1) abandon the goods; 2) file a petition with Customs for reconsideration; or 3) take the matter directly to court.

At this stage, the next decision the importer makes regarding the seizure is critical in determining whether the goods will be returned or forfeited permanently. Wang IP Law Group, P.C. offers advice and representation to clients with issues of detention and seizure before U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Our firm represents clients before  international trade and customs regulatory agencies in administrative proceedings and before state and federal courts in prosecution proceedings.

The attorneys at Wang IP Law are knowledgable with the policies, procedures, and practices of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help return the goods to importers. We also provide services to exporters, Customs Brokers, non-vessel operating common carriers, shippers, manufacturers, trade associations, and individuals on matters of international regulations and business transactions. Our firm has a long-standing practice of identifying client needs, implementing cost-effective strategies to promote business development while minimizing risk and avoiding international trade problems.

Why choose Wang IP Law? 

Our firm tailors our trade and customs services to individual clients’ needs in ways that large firms cannot. Our firm size means lower overhead and reduced costs for the client. Additionally, our firm has  greater flexibility and utilization of today’s technology than larger ones. As a result, our clients enjoy the professional skill, experience and success of a large firm without the impersonal or generic customer service. In sum, our firm works one-on-one with clients to provide fast and effective solutions for all your trade and customs needs.


Wang IP Law Group, P.C. assists clients with U.S. Customs Detentions & Seizures of Goods in the Los Angeles CountyOrange CountySan Gabriel ValleyRiverside CountySan Bernardino County,  San Fernando ValleySan Diego County and San Francisco and San Jose area. Our firm also provides services internationally including representing clients in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Israel. 

To speak with an attorney about your customs issue, contact us today at (888) 827-8880 or email us at info@TheWangIPLaw.com.