We have a full-service international trade practice with trade attorneys and consultants who have represented clients throughout Latin America and the rest of the world. We represent both local and foreign companies in structuring their operations so as to take full advantage of the various regional trade agreements and regulations that might impact operations in the region. We have several attorneys and consultants who are fluent in Spanish and/or Portuguese, and we can work directly with clients and government officials in the region.
In the United States, we practice before all U.S. government agencies with jurisdiction over trade, including the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Department of Commerce, the United States International Trade Commission, the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control. Representation in the United States is sometimes critical to companies seeking to do business in Latin America. We regularly advise importers on the requirements of customs laws in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil and Argentina, including NAFTA, CAFTA and Mercosur customs provisions, and we advise exporters on compliance with U.S., Asian countries, and other EU export licensing, embargo and trade sanctions regulations. When a client needs representation in multiple countries in which it does business, such as throughout Central and South America, we rely on a network of local counsel and coordinate their work from a centralized location in order to provide unified, consistent, and cost-effective representation.
Our international trade practice focuses on:
– Antidumping, countervailing duty (subsidies), and safeguards
– WTO and NAFTA dispute settlement
– Intellectual property
– Regional trade agreement business planning
– Customs, export licensing, embargoes, and economic sanctions
Legislative and executive branch policy matters