The International Trade Group regularly represents clients before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission in connection with anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, scope determinations, administrative reviews, new shipper reviews and sunset reviews.
We also routinely advise and counsel clients on a full spectrum of regulatory issues related to imports, including (1) the classification of complex products, software and technology (such as telecommunications items) under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS); (2) customs valuation, entry and duty drawback; (3) rules of origin; (4) beneficial tariff programs (e.g., NAFTA and the Generalized System of Preferences) and (5) Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) transactions.
We regularly provide advice with respect to potential and existing anti-dumping and countervailing duty actions and the market and business implications of potential and existing actions, including advice to clients who are evaluating possible trade actions, developing defensive strategies or pursuing other business objectives affected by import competition or trade litigation. We also have experience in addressing circumvention of anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders and potential customs fraud investigations.
Our International Trade Group also has significant experience in assisting companies with the creation, enhancement and implementation of policies and procedures concerning U.S. customs regulations. We believe the import procedures that we have developed are an integral part of ensuring that our clients provide complete and accurate information to U.S. Customs and Border Protection and continue to be in compliance with customs regulations. We also have the experience to evaluate whether a company’s current compliance system improves efficiency, ensures consistency and strengthens the overall supply chain environment.