International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories because there is a need or want of goods or services. International trade law includes the rules and customs governing trade between countries and it may focus on applying domestic laws to international trade, and applying treaty-based international law governing trade. Two main areas of international trade on the domestic side include trade remedy work and export controls/sanctions. Trade remedies are tools used by the government to take corrective action against imports that are causing material injury to a domestic industry because of unfair foreign pricing and/or foreign government subsidies. Export control laws govern the exportation of sensitive equipment, software, and technology for reasons related to foreign policy objectives and national security. On the international treaty front, companies may need advice on the rules of the World Trade Organization (“WTO”), which is a formal international organization that regulates trade. Other relevant treaties include the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”), Thai Export and Import Act of  2522 (1979), and bilateral investment treaties. We provide advice on establishment of a company to operate shipping or maritime services, taking into account foreign ownership restrictions; applying for the relevant operating licenses; drafting or review of agreements for the sale, purchase, mortgaging or leasing of ships, boats and yachts; registration of ship and heavy equipment mortgages, and taxation aspects of operating shipping or maritime services.