King & Spalding’s International Trade Group, headquartered in the Washington, D.C., and Geneva offices, handles a wide range of international trade and customs matters for U.S. and non-U.S. clients. The group received the Chambers USA Award for Excellence in 2008 and 2009 for its pre-eminence and noteworthy achievements over the past year, including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client service.
The team has experienced significant growth in handling U.S. countervailing duty (anti-subsidy) cases against imports from China, the representation of U.S. and non-U.S. manufacturers in international trade proceedings outside the United States, handling significant Section 337 cases at the ITC, and the representation of governments in dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.
The group is composed of over 40 lawyers and consultants, including former government officials, former WTO officials, trade remedy accounting and data specialists, and foreign legal experts. Lawyers in the group practice before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (U.S. Department of the Treasury), the U.K. Department of Trade and Industry, U.K. Customs and Excise, the European Commission, bi-national panels under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), WTO dispute settlement panels, and various other governmental and international bodies. Individuals in the group speak numerous foreign languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
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