Globalization of supply chains has grown exponentially in the last 10 years, creating an intricate network of support systems that both enable and complicate international trade. Companies involved in moving goods across borders need expert guidance to move smoothly through daily-evolving rules, regulations and related issues.
The International Trade and Supply Chain team at Husch Blackwell offers a full range of services that pertain to inbound and outbound goods and cover a wide variety of customs, export controls, economic sanctions, trade remedies, logistics and transportation issues, government regulations and related supply chain matters.
Our counsel covers everyday questions such as obtaining a tariff classification, and extends to complex strategies requiring expertise with enforcement matters, lobbying, litigation, risk assessment and the implementation of large-scale projects. We have substantial product experience with consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, steel products, food additives, textiles and apparel, and wood industry products (including furniture, flooring and plywood), among many other industrial and consumer goods. We address these issues throughout the U.S. and work closely with select firms in foreign countries to ensure comprehensive solutions meet individual needs.
We advise U.S. and foreign importers and exporters, transportation companies, freight forwarders, logistics companies, carriers and other supply chain service providers. Our clients range in scope from large multinational manufacturers, to major trading companies and Fortune 500 corporations, to smaller privately held entities.
Our team’s collective expertise and long-established relationships in the U.S. and abroad ensures the right strategy for the companies, individuals and products we represent, based on individual needs and business goals. Many of our professionals gained substantial experience while at key regulatory agencies, including the U.S. International Trade Commission, the International Trade Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Maritime Commission, and use that experience to our clients’ advantage.