International Trade

Wood & Lee lawyers provide all the necessary tools to help importers and exporters comply with the laws that govern international trade. We represent corporations, individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and industry associations on all aspects of internal and international trade.

Wood & Lee’s lawyers serve clients in diverse industries such as automobiles, natural resources, food and high-technology products. Our lawyers seek to remove barriers to trade and investment and other challenges companies face in international business, including addressing regulations governing global direct investment, export controls, trade sanctions and customs issues.

Our Capabilities

Our lawyers provide domestic and international trade advice in connection with:

  • Trade remedies – representation and advice in anti-dumping, countervail and safeguards investigations for domestic complainants, foreign exporters and importers; representation before all the relevant decision-making bodies.
  • Customs – customs procedures, rules of origin, valuation, tariff classification, audits, customs seizures, administrative monetary penalties, customs self-assessment programs, requests for re-determinations, appeals, compliance and voluntary disclosure programs, remission orders, advanced rulings and drawbacks.
  • Government relations – advocacy with respect to a wide range of trade and regulatory issues; monitoring of department and agency initiatives and legislative and regulatory developments.
  • WTO disputes and other disputes arising from multilateral, regional and bilateral trade agreements, including with respect to unfair trade practices, market access issues, technical barriers to trade, agricultural subsidies, services, investment, tariff and taxation issues.
  • Investment – advice and representation under bilateral investment treaties including investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules and local court set-aside proceedings; advice regarding the filing and handling of investment treaty claims.
  • Export controls and sanctions – export permit issues, dual-use goods, deemed re-export issues, United Nations Security Council sanctions, sanctions and extra-territoriality issues, import and export quotas and advanced rulings.
  • Anti-corruption and international compliance – advice and representation on foreign corrupt practices; international corporate compliance and social responsibility policies, programs and audits; whistleblowing programs, risk analysis and assessments with respect to anti-corruption.

Our lawyers have extensive experience dealing with complex trade, regulatory and related competitive issues with attention to client-specific parameters and needs. Our lawyers have litigated trade matters covering all aspects of international trade regulation, including antidumping, countervailing duties and enforcement of international agreements.

Interacting with public officials, interested private industries and through appropriate administrative processes, our team deploys a multidisciplinary approach to address the many aspects of the challenges inherent to modern international commerce. We tailor our work to the specific demands of each client’s situation, delivering high-value solutions to clients for the present and positioning them to deal with future developments.

Wood & Lee lawyers provide all the necessary tools to help importers and exporters comply with the laws that govern international trade. We represent corporations, individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and industry associations on all aspects of internal and international trade.

Wood & Lee’s lawyers serve clients in diverse industries such as automobiles, natural resources, food and high-technology products. Our lawyers seek to remove barriers to trade and investment and other challenges companies face in international business, including addressing regulations governing global direct investment, export controls, trade sanctions and customs issues.

Our Capabilities

Our lawyers provide domestic and international trade advice in connection with:

  • Trade remedies – representation and advice in anti-dumping, countervail and safeguards investigations for domestic complainants, foreign exporters and importers; representation before all the relevant decision-making bodies.
  • Customs – customs procedures, rules of origin, valuation, tariff classification, audits, customs seizures, administrative monetary penalties, customs self-assessment programs, requests for re-determinations, appeals, compliance and voluntary disclosure programs, remission orders, advanced rulings and drawbacks.
  • Government relations – advocacy with respect to a wide range of trade and regulatory issues; monitoring of department and agency initiatives and legislative and regulatory developments.
  • WTO disputes and other disputes arising from multilateral, regional and bilateral trade agreements, including with respect to unfair trade practices, market access issues, technical barriers to trade, agricultural subsidies, services, investment, tariff and taxation issues.
  • Investment – advice and representation under bilateral investment treaties including investor-state arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules and local court set-aside proceedings; advice regarding the filing and handling of investment treaty claims.
  • Export controls and sanctions – export permit issues, dual-use goods, deemed re-export issues, United Nations Security Council sanctions, sanctions and extra-territoriality issues, import and export quotas and advanced rulings.
  • Anti-corruption and international compliance – advice and representation on foreign corrupt practices; international corporate compliance and social responsibility policies, programs and audits; whistleblowing programs, risk analysis and assessments with respect to anti-corruption.

Our lawyers have extensive experience dealing with complex trade, regulatory and related competitive issues with attention to client-specific parameters and needs. Our lawyers have litigated trade matters covering all aspects of international trade regulation, including antidumping, countervailing duties and enforcement of international agreements.

Interacting with public officials, interested private industries and through appropriate administrative processes, our team deploys a multidisciplinary approach to address the many aspects of the challenges inherent to modern international commerce. We tailor our work to the specific demands of each client’s situation, delivering high-value solutions to clients for the present and positioning them to deal with future developments.

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