Trade policy has a significant impact on those who do business across borders, and ST&R’s local insight and global perspective have put us at the forefront of trade policy development for decades. Our professionals serve as advisors to U.S. government officials and agencies on customs policy and other critical trade-related matters and play strategic roles in shaping supply chain security initiatives such as the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism. We also work closely with the public and private sectors on new and emerging areas of trade policy, including tariffs, e-commerce, corporate social responsibility, and labor and environmental issues.
Trade policies and laws are implemented through regulatory actions undertaken by federal agencies, and here too ST&R plays an important role. We have a long history of success representing client interests by informing regulators of the real-world impacts of proposed actions, offering expert testimony before administrative bodies, and crafting strategies to achieve goals that engage other affected parties.
Why Use ST&R’s Trade Policy and Regulation Services
Effectiveness: ST&R has obtained duty-free treatment for specific products under numerous Congressionally mandated trade preference programs and addressed inequalities for traders.
Cost savings: ST&R has secured the exclusions of numerous imported goods from China from the Section 301 additional tariffs and suspended tariffs under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill provisions.
Facilitating trade: We have resolved client issues on imports subject to food safety provisions through representation before the USDA and FDA, and addressed non-tariff barriers before the FTC, the CPSC and the DOC.