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International Trade

Arnold & Porter's International Trade practice advises clients facing complex issues that require sophisticated and creative solutions to navigate risks and maximize opportunities in the global goods and services trade. Our team of international trade attorneys and professionals features a deep bench of experienced practitioners and former senior government officials with extensive experience in international trade litigation and policy matters. Through a collaborative approach to problem-solving, we leverage our global resources to advise corporations, governments, trade associations, and nongovernmental organizations on the full range of legal issues encompassing international trade regulation and disputes. We work with our clients as trusted advisors to develop innovative strategies that efficiently address business realities in the rapidly evolving international trade arena.

  • Invaluable First-Hand Government Experience: Clients benefit from the decades of experience offered by our roster of former officials at federal agencies with jurisdiction over trade, including the US Department of Commerce, Office of the US Trade Representative and US Customs and Border Protection.

  • Innovative Interdisciplinary Approach: Our team of trade attorneys, trade specialists and policy professionals collaborates across disciplines to provide a full slate of trade litigation, compliance and policy advice to clients with sophisticated global operations and supply chains.

  • Proven Track Record of Success: We have an established track record of obtaining success in landmark trade litigation and securing favorable outcomes in sensitive and high-profile enforcement proceedings.

Experience Highlights

  • Private companies and foreign governments in numerous high-profile antidumping and countervailing duty and global safeguard trade remedy cases before the US Department of Commerce, the US International Trade Commission and the Office of the US Trade Representative across diverse products and countries.
  • Myriad trade remedies clients in landmark appeals of trade remedies cases before the US Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, binational panels, and the World Trade Organization.
  • Major companies in navigating the product-exclusions process for Section 232 national security tariffs and quotas and Section 301 tariffs on imported goods from China.
  • Broad range of sophisticated companies in import compliance matters and enforcement proceedings implicating multiple government agencies including US Customs and Border Protection, the US Food and Drug Administration, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, and other federal agencies involved in the international trade of goods.
  • Major global steel producers in navigating changes to rules of origin for automobiles and auto parts as a result of the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
  • Sophisticated global market players in engaging with the executive and legislative branches to navigate complex trade policy matters.
  • Sovereign states and nonstate actors before the World Trade Organization in all stages of dispute settlement proceedings and negotiations.

Focus Areas

Key Contacts

J. David Park
J. David Park
Washington, D.C.;
+1 202.942.5646 +82 2 6744 2000
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    International Trade Practice Group of the Year (2022)
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    International Trade:

    • Export Controls & Economic Sanctions: The Elite – USA (2024)
    • Trade Remedies & Trade Policy – USA (2024)
    • WTO – Asia-Pacific (2024)
  • Chambers USA
    International Trade: Export Controls & Economic Sanctions – Nationwide (2023)
    International Trade: Trade Remedies & Trade Policy – Nationwide (2023)
  • Chambers Asia-Pacific
    International Trade: World Trade Organizations – Asia-Pacific Region (2024)
    Dispute Resolution: International Firms – South Korea (2024)
  • U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
    "Best Law Firms" for International Trade and Finance Law – Washington, D.C., National (2023)