When regulatory, statutory, or policy hurdles are standing in the way of your business, legislation can be a powerful means of securing meaningful long-term solutions. For more than 30 years ST&R has provided legislative affairs services to companies, associations, and governments on customs modernization, tariff and tax reduction, trade agreements and preferences, textiles and apparel, labor and environment, and a wide range of other trade policy issues. We get concrete results for our clients by developing and implementing comprehensive strategies, drafting and monitoring legislation, creating effective messages and advocating before key lawmakers and staff, and forming coalitions to generate increased momentum for client goals. Our significant experience and collaborative relationships help us foresee and avoid obstacles and resolve any problems that may occur.

Why Use ST&R’s Trade Legislation Services

Effectiveness: ST&R organized and led a coalition that drafted and secured congressional approval legislation preserving the use of the duty-saving first sale rule

Cost savings: We successfully engaged lawmakers to secure a ten-year extension of trade preferences for imports from Africa and under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.

Facilitating trade: ST&R drafted a key provision in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act that streamlined customs processes and lower costs for importers.

Key Contacts

J. Nicole Bivens Collinson

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



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