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International Trade Policy

We advise clients on a broad range of trade policy matters, including emerging trade policies, legislative initiatives and international trade negotiations. We work with clients facing complex matters that encompass legal, regulatory, legislative and political challenges. We devise practical and politically viable policy solutions tailored to each client's needs. Our bipartisan advocacy team works directly and strategically with relevant congressional committees, individual members of Congress, executive branch officials, as well as coalitions. Our ability to navigate the federal government, combined with our deep experience and understanding of complex trade issues, uniquely positions us to provide clients comprehensive support.

  • Excellence in Emerging Issues, including COVID-19 Response, Foreign Direct Investment, and Free Trade Agreements.

  • Intensive Investigation Experience, including Section 201 (adjustment to import competition), Section 232 (effect of imports on the national security), Section 301 (compensation for/elimination of trade barriers), and Section 337 (unfair import—IP infringement issues).

  • Comprehensive Compliance Advice and Training, including Supply Chain issues, Trade Remedies and Compliance, and Routine Education.

Experience Highlights

  • Coordinated successful advocacy campaign to delay the effective date of Section 301 tariffs based on shipment times, resulting in millions of dollars saved for a client.

  • Obtained critical clarifications to the Trump Administration's implementation of steel Section 232 exclusions and quotas on behalf of a steel producer.


  • Secured favorable guidance and new procedures from the Customs and Border Protection to protect entries from being liquidated while a Section 232 exclusion request was pending.

  • Provided a large US distributor with comprehensive support for tariff exclusion requests, including developing more than 35 Section 301 exclusion requests, combined with congressional bipartisan, bicameral letters of support complimenting such requests.

  • Advised large steel producers on foreign market development and direct investment through coordinated awareness campaigns.

  • Executed an appropriations strategy to address the trade policy priorities of large steel producers.

  • Provided strategic advice and executed advocacy campaigns for large steel producers navigating complex issues related to Section 232 trade legislation, regulations and negotiations.

  • Coordinated an advocacy campaign to raise awareness about Section 337 cases and potential areas for legislation or congressional oversight.

  • Coordinated an advocacy campaign in support of a multinational client's domestic presence related to a Section 201 investigation.