PACA and Federal Produce Law
As PACA and Federal Produce Law Attorneys, We Represent and Help Protect the Interests of Growers and Traders
We represent growers and traders in the interstate and international produce industry. We help US and foreign firms protect and exercise their rights and responsibilities by preparing and revising sales contracts, confirmations and other documents in order to comply with federal or state produce laws.
The Basics of PACA
PACA and the PACA trust are the basic laws that apply to produce that is shipped across the United States and to produce that is imported into the United States. Any business that buys, sells or deals in fresh or frozen produce which enters the US or is traded in the US needs to be aware of PACA and its protections. One of our major areas of practice is assisting our clients to take advantage of and to comply with PACA.
The PACA laws are a set of default laws and protections that apply to commercial transactions subject to PACA. As part of the legal representation we provide, we advise clients of the PACA regulations and how they will impact certain aspects of commercial transactions. It is important that our clients understand how PACA can help reduce the risk of some aspects of international commercial transactions, as well as the remedies that sellers may have in the event of a buyer default. It’s also important to understand that the PACA rights can be waived, which may be beneficial in certain circumstances. We work with each client to carefully understand the objectives of the client so that we can provide aimed at achieving the client’s objectives.