International Trade and Customs

The Firm’s prime specialisation is international trade law, at national, regional and multilateral levels.

The Firm advises governments and businesses on both defensive and offensive trade strategies. Its expertise covers all WTO-related areas, such as customs legislation (including rules of origin), trade remedies, agricultural policies, non-tariff barriers to trade (including technical regulations, standards and sanitary and phytosanitary measures), subsidies, trade in services, trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights and dispute settlement. 

As part of our international trade practice, our Silicon Valley Office has broad experience assisting companies in defending their intellectual property rights as they relate to trade, such as advising on 337 proceedings conducted by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Firm members have unique experience advising nations on negotiating strategies before multilateral fora, such as the WTO, and at the bilateral and regional level.

Firm members assist governments and private companies to assess the compatibility of domestic laws with the WTO Agreement and various regional trade agreements. Firm members have extensive experience advising on matters arising under regional and plurilateral agreements (preferential trade agreements). 

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