Hazardous Materials Compliance
The transportation of hazardous materials (“HAZMAT”) often has international trade implications.
We have a successful track record representing automotive, aviation and transit companies, parts suppliers (e.g., airbags, explosives, propellants, lithium batteries), oilfield service companies, and metals and chemicals manufacturers. For example, the Firm had long counseled airbag inflator manufacturer Daicel Corporation in all aspects of its hazardous materials transportation compliance.
The firm regularly advises domestic and international clients on matters involving:
- Requirements of U.S. agencies, including PHMSA, FMCSA, FRA, FAA, USCG
- International laws and standards, including ICAO, IATA, IMDG
- Mitigation of penalties
- Compliance programs
- Classification questions