Our firm does a great deal of work both with start-ups and with clients engaged in importing and exporting in the U.S. Our clients are coast to coast here and an increasing number abroad. My experience has been that a good freight forwarder can usually meet your needs at lower cost. You need a good accountant experienced in international transactions to advise regarding tax and related issues, and you need corporate counsel for your set up. Depending on the goods and services you are dealing with you may well find all your needs in import and export can be met by the CPA and freight forwarder.
I would be happy to pass on the names of the CPA and freight forwarder to which I refer my clients.
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Mr. Sprang give really very practical advice about the team you need.
Indian consulate near where you live will have experienced lawyes on their list who are somewhat more specialized.
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Interesting, there are probably 200 firms in Chicago that could handle import export issues. Why not just pick up the phone and call Baker and McKenzie and I am sure that one of their 4000 lawyers in 40 countries can answer your import/export question.
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