Dozens of U.S. federal agencies exercise varying degrees of oversight of trade-related issues – everything from product safety to environmental protection to intellectual property rights compliance to economic sanctions. These agencies’ regulations, policies, and procedures can impose substantial burdens or allow shipments easier transit across borders. Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s savvy government relations team can help you navigate applicable requirements and mitigate problems such as detentions, seizures, and penalties. When necessary, we can also help you advocate for changes that would benefit your business.

Why Use ST&R’s Regulatory Agency Strategy & Representation Services

Effectiveness: ST&R has successfully defended clients' needs before the FTC, USDA, CPSC, DOL, DOT, NHTSA, FWS and other government agencies that have regulatory impact on trade in goods and services.

Cost savings: ST&R led clarification efforts of the Lacey Act before Congress and the USDA / APHIS to prevent widespread chaos and significant cost in compliance for traders.

Facilitating trade: ST&R combatted efforts at the FTC to impose regulations on labeling that would have restricted trade in specific goods.

Key Contacts

J. Nicole Bivens Collinson

Managing Principal, Operating Committee; International Trade & Government Relations Practice Leader



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