Our client asked us to profile two exporters he suspected of being front companies for firms subjected to trade restrictions by the U.S. government.  


Through a combination of public records research and interviews in Asia we were able to prove our client’s hypothesis, complete with on-site photographs and fake invoices provided to our representative in Asia. We then used a special-purpose company posing as an importer to buy and ship to the U.S. a small quantity of the offending goods.


Our investigation allowed our client to prove that the two exporters were in fact front companies for firms subject to punitive duties in the United States.