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 40 years ST&R has provided legislative affairs services to companies, associations, and governments on customs modernization, tariff and tax changes, trade agreements and preferences, textiles and apparel, forced labor, the environment, and a wide range of other trade policy issues.

We achieve concrete results for our clients by developing and implementing comprehensive strategies and forming coalitions to generate increased momentum for client goals. We also draft and monitor legislation, create effective messaging and advocate before key lawmakers and staff. Our significant experience and collaborative relationships enable us to avoid potential obstacles and resolve problems that may occur.

Why Use ST&R’s Trade Legislation Services

Effectiveness: ST&R regularly secures legislation targeted for individual client needs as well as measures that benefit businesses in specific industries or geographic regions.

Cost savings: We have successfully engaged lawmakers to preserve the first sale valuation rule, secured multi-year extensions of trade preference programs, and relieved companies of burdens under section 301, section 232, and other tariffs.

Trade facilitation: ST&R professionals leverage relationships throughout Congress to formulate and advance legislation that streamlines customs processes and lowers costs for importers.

Key Contacts

J. Nicole Bivens Collinson

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



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