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Advised a global Fortune 500 company on U.S. and international trade actions, policies, and impact.

Ongoing advice to Japanese electronics manufacturer of various U.S. sanctions and export control compliance matters including Iran sanctions and de minimis calculation under the Export Administration Regulations

Advised an Asia energy and utility development company on various U.S. trade regulatory matters including U.S. export controls, sanctions, and CFIUS

Advised a developer of an LNG export terminal on U.S. and foreign government relations, including trade actions, policies, and impacts.

Advise national fireworks industry association regarding U.S. trade actions and trade policies

Represented a U.S. government contractor in submitting a declaration to CFIUS in its subsidiary’s sale of certain assets to a Canadian buyer and in submitting the proper notices to the Director of Defense Trade Controls in connection with the U.S. government contractor’s ITAR registration
Advise freight railroad operator on U.S. and international trade actions, policies, and impact

Represented a major entertainment programming venture on various sanctions and export control compliance measures.

Advise leading U.S.  specialty steel manufacturer on U.S. and international trade actions, policies, and impact; assist company with customs classification

Ongoing advice of major brand clothing retailer on various sanctions compliance and enforcement matters

Advise national association representing  U.S. trailer manufacturers and suppliers to the trailer industry regarding U.S. trade actions and trade policies; assist association with comments regarding  exclusion of products from application of China tariffs

Advise ocean shipping services company regarding exclusion of products from application of steel and China tariffs; advise company regarding contract language related to tariffs

Advise cross-sectorial business association representing companies located in the Great Lakes region regarding U.S. trade actions and trade policies

Represented a U.S. collegiate institution in U.S. sanctions compliance matters, including submission of license application to OFAC and design and implementation of OFAC screening procedures.

Advise leading drone manufacturer regarding U.S. trade actions and trade policies

Ongoing representation of a trading company on various U.S. import and export matters, including compliance with trade remedies (antidumping and countervailing duty) restrictions, and Steel Section 232 tariffs

Advised an international trade association representing the interests of foreign companies regarding U.S. trade actions and trade policies.

Advised a toy industry association regarding U.S. trade actions and trade policies.

Assist U.S. energy technologies company seeking U.S. government action regarding intellectual property theft

Assisted a retail firm in conducting an internal investigation of products that had been transshipped to Iran in potential violation of U.S. sanctions and export control laws and regulations and in preparing and submitting disclosures to OFAC and BIS

Represent power products manufacturer in antidumping proceedings

Advised a major oil and gas sector company on the development and implementation of comprehensive export controls, sanctions, and FCPA compliance programs.

Assist cross-sectorial business association representing companies headquartered in the EU and U.S. in promoting and enhancing transatlantic economic integration and strengthened political ties between the EU and U.S., and advise member companies regarding trade actions and policies impacting transatlantic trade

Provided foreign embassy of major U.S. trading partner with weekly guidance on U.S. trade and industry developments, including advice on trade negotiations, import tariffs, export controls, sanctions, trade remedies, and regulation of foreign investment.  

Ongoing representation of a major U.S. steel consumer container manufacturer on various trade import issues and have successfully obtained dozens of exclusions of steel products from the scope of Steel Section 232 tariffs

Assist major U.S. power products manufacturer seeking exclusion of products from application of China tariffs

Served as international trade regulatory advisor for a major oil and gas drilling services company.

Successfully petitioned the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to remove Greek-owned vessels, owners, and operators from the Specially Designation Nationals and Blocked Person List (SDN List), obtaining the fastest delisting on record, according to OFAC.  

Ongoing representation of a Chinese telecommunications subsidiary in complex and technical export control matters

Obtained product exclusions from Section 301 tariffs on Chinese-origin goods on behalf of numerous U.S. manufacturers, representing a cost savings of over $150 million annually.

Assist major U.S. furniture manufacturer and retailer seeking exclusion of products from application of China tariffs

Advise global beverages company on U.S. and international trade actions, policies, and impact

Advise global technology company on trade actions, policies and impact; assist company regarding free trade agreement negotiations and changes to negotiated text; assist company  in seeking exclusion of mailing equipment products from application of China tariffs

Assist leading U.S. developer and manufacturer of home and commercial security products and systems seeking exclusion of products from application of China tariffs

Assisted a foreign-owned U.S. software company excluded from contracting with the Department of Defense implement various measures to mitigate any identified supply chain risk to become eligible to contract with the Department of Defense

Represented Indian pharmaceutical company before OFAC in voluntary disclosure of multiple violations of Iran sanctions, obtaining a final resolution with no civil penalty or enforcement action.  

Assist global building materials company seeking exclusion of equipment from application of China tariffs; advise company on global trade actions, policies and impacts; advise company on customs issues

Advise corporate venture capital firm regarding CFIUS rules

Assisted a U.S.-based research and development firm in the artificial intelligence and autonomous driving area regarding CFIUS inquiries into prior foreign investments that were not subject to review and clearance. 

Advised Chinese-funded technology investment firm on complex CFIUS issues including negotiation of mitigation measures in connection with withdrawal of voluntary notification

Represented U.S. manufacturer before Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in voluntary prior disclosure of undervalued imports.  

Advise pension corporation regarding CFIUS rules related to investment funds

Assisted a European company acquire a U.S. defense government contractor that performed classified contracts, including by submitting a joint voluntary notice to CFIUS and identifying and implementing appropriate foreign ownership, control, or influence mitigation measures

Assist leading provider of consumer water dispensers seeking exclusion of products from application of China tariffs, and seeking renewal of previously granted product exclusions

Advised a U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer on CFIUS and export control issues in connection with its acquisition by foreign buyer

Advised a leading manufacturer of solar mounting systems on global supply chain, tariff, and customs classification issues.

Advised a provider of defense and security-related services on CFIUS and export control issues in connection with its acquisition of a U.S. entity with secured facility clearances

Assist U.S. manufacturer of image capture and payments processing technology seeking exclusion of products from application of China tariffs

Advised a major Asian oil and gas producer on various U.S. export control and sanctions regulatory matters including potential application of U.S. secondary sanctions

Advise international trade association representing the interests of foreign companies regarding U.S. trade actions and trade policies

Reviewed a multinational e-commerce and technology company's  agreement with third party vendors.

Advised on proposed transaction flows for its HK & China businesses.

Assist U.S. furniture manufacture seeking exclusion of products from application of steel and China tariffs; advise U.S. furniture company on global trade actions, policies and impact

Advised a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components in determining HS classification codes for certain products imported from China to Singapore. 

Advised a Taiwanese electronics company in determining the Country of Origin of its products for purposes of US Trade Agreement Act.

Advised on implementation of Chemical Weapons in Singapore.

Conducted FTA Training and latest updates for a global sports retailer's ASEAN regional supply chain and government affairs teams

We advised U.S. chemical products manufacturer on their application of Advanced Ruling for Country of Origin in China.

Advised an Australian cosmetics company in submitting NMPA application in China for a certain product.

Advised a multinational commodity trading company in identifying all the preferential FTAs and recommendations and determine the corresponding Rules of Origin and Certificate of Origin requirements to claim the FTA tariff preferences.

Advised a Singapore automotive distributor on reimbursement expenses in view of its distributor agreements with its Principal.

Advised a MedTech company in assessing the implications of  the US-China Trade dispute on its corporate restructuring exercise.

Advised on Malaysia's Export Control legislation on dual-use products in relation to an electric smoking device with encryption.

Advised a multinational petrochemical company in assessing a possible issue regarding a preferential certificate of origin issued under the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.

Advised on overbooking regulations covering HK, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

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