Fair and free trade should be at the heart of every international trade activity. The global trade evolution and expansion into new and emerging markets, has increased the incidence of unfair trade practices. Trade regulation compliance for individual companies and whole industries is, likewise, evolving and expanding.
As the world changes, so too do trade regulations and the path leading to successful global business transactions. Emerging markets will, sooner than later, generate head-to-head competition. Today, the ability to navigate globally is almost as important as the client's product.
The ability to navgate in the global sphere of trade policy, trade regulation, trade disputes and trade negotiations; in free and fair trade, competition, market entry, exports, export expansion, government compliance, customs and other areas of international trade, has become a fine-tuned advice and counsel expertise.
Policy, legal and economic trade experts are needed to assist clients throughout the world with market access, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution; and with achieving unfettered market navigation, successful export operations and strategic product distribution; all leading to increased sales and success.
In the United States, the global trade "playing field" has generated an increased occurrence of antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews; more injury investigations, sunset reviews, 201 safeguards, 301 unfair trade practices and Generalized System of Preferences. In addition, there is a continuing evolution in matters of export regulation, trade sanctions, foreign corrupt practices and antiboycott issues, customs investigations and compliance issues such as NAFTA and other duty preference regimes. Valuation, tariff classification, country-of-origin and fraud matters also have begun to be more evident in an ever-growing world trade sphere.
Advice and counsel on trade and import-export policy matters, including representation before Members and Committees of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. trade departments are becoming a more usual requirement, as corporations and industries continue to hone their global market navigation skills.