International Trade Law
Companies seeking to expand their operations in today’s global markets encounter many opportunities. But they also face a great deal of risk and uncertainty, given the complex web of rules regulating international business activities and ever-changing political dynamics. Clark Hill’s International Trade team helps clients navigate this intricate business and regulatory environment.
Working with a network of local counsel around the world, we represent clients before all US federal and state courts and the international agencies that regulate and influence global commerce, including the federal agencies that oversee the importation and exportation of goods to and from the US.
Members of our team served at the Department of Commerce, overseeing antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cases, and also include licensed customs brokers and in-house counsel for multinational corporations. We are respected within the international trade and customs community and serve in senior positions on the board of the US Customs and International Trade Bar Association (CITBA) and as subject matter liaison to the US Trade Representative’s (USTR) Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.
We draw on decades of knowledge when representing companies from all major industry sectors, including agricultural and food products, rubber, steel, electronics, high tech, computers and software, cosmetics, medical devices, automotive, textiles and apparel, footwear, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, heavy industry and manufacturing, telecommunications, defense, and aviation and aerospace.
As certain international trade matters involve policy issues and collaboration with officials at the highest echelons of government, we offer proven skill working with and through the government. Our firm has represented US presidents and presidential candidates, senators, representatives, governors, state treasurers, and political candidates at all levels. Also, our attorneys have served in senior executive positions in the federal government, on national, state, and local political campaigns, in local and state elected offices, and as state legislative and congressional chiefs of staff, senior gubernatorial staff, and statewide elected officials.
We design and implement systems that reduce errors and enable clients to address potential problems efficiently and effectively, help them recognize opportunities for mitigating duties and taxes, or simply find better ways of doing things. We are fervently committed to providing world-class, economical counsel, timely and practical solutions tailored to client objectives in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, trade agreements, and the personal attention necessary to ensure long-lasting relationships. We are proud that 90 percent of our clients have relied on us for three years or more.