After months of negotiations, the United States and European Union have announced that the national security tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on imports of steel and aluminum will be lifted and replaced with a tariff rate quota (TRQ) system that will allow specified amounts of EU steel and aluminum to enter the U.S.

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Photo of Laura Siegel Rabinowitz Laura Siegel Rabinowitz

Laura Siegel Rabinowitz counsels domestic and multinational businesses on complex supply chain issues and other complicated challenges associated with trade, advising on mitigation of duty exposure and compliance. Laura has deep experience handling international trade projects for clients, including multinational importers, exporters, manufacturers…

Laura Siegel Rabinowitz counsels domestic and multinational businesses on complex supply chain issues and other complicated challenges associated with trade, advising on mitigation of duty exposure and compliance. Laura has deep experience handling international trade projects for clients, including multinational importers, exporters, manufacturers, retailers, customs brokers, and freight forwarders.

Laura advises clients on mitigating tariffs on Chinese-made products and steel and aluminum and helps clients navigate the maze of regulations, customs, and other government agency scrutiny, as well as the broad array of commercial and enforcement laws and policies administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including trade compliance and audit programs, and duty savings initiatives such as free trade agreements and the use of “first sale.” Laura’s practice also includes advising on the enforcement of antidumping and countervailing duties.

Photo of Donald S. Stein Donald S. Stein

Donald S. Stein focuses his practice on federal regulatory issues, and in particular U.S. Customs law, trade remedies and trade policy issues. From dealing with imports and the myriad of laws enforced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), he has also…

Donald S. Stein focuses his practice on federal regulatory issues, and in particular U.S. Customs law, trade remedies and trade policy issues. From dealing with imports and the myriad of laws enforced by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), he has also developed experience in practicing before other federal regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He is also experienced in working with the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in connection with trade law and trade policy issues.

Photo of Erik de Bie Erik de Bie

Erik de Bie is an attorney-at-law focused on international trade, customs and VAT matters. Erik counsels clients in European trade, export control, sanctions, customs, VAT and excise duty related matters, including litigation. He concentrates his practice on developing and implementing European savings programs…

Erik de Bie is an attorney-at-law focused on international trade, customs and VAT matters. Erik counsels clients in European trade, export control, sanctions, customs, VAT and excise duty related matters, including litigation. He concentrates his practice on developing and implementing European savings programs, setting up and restructuring European distribution and supply chains, improving and structuring customs, excise duty and VAT related compliance, and limiting risks and liabilities. Given the developments in European legislation and the needs of his clients, Erik is frequently involved in cross-border matters, including obtaining certification as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), implementing customs bonded warehouse regimes and counseling on VAT issues.

Erik represented (and represents) many companies before Dutch Tax and Customs Courts, the Dutch Supreme Court, the European Commission, and the European Court of Justice.

Photo of Claudia D. Hartleben Claudia D. Hartleben

Claudia Hartleben Dunsch focuses her practice on international trade and investment, representing global companies in international trade litigation and anti-dumping, countervailing duty, and other trade enforcement administrative proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission in a wide range

Claudia Hartleben Dunsch focuses her practice on international trade and investment, representing global companies in international trade litigation and anti-dumping, countervailing duty, and other trade enforcement administrative proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission in a wide range of industries, including steel, forestry, and energy.

Claudia also represents private and sovereign clients before international dispute resolution tribunals under various rules and arbitral institutions, including ICSID and ICC and in ad hoc arbitrations pursuant to UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Her experience includes matters in the oil and gas, mining, and real estate industries.

Claudia’s pro bono work includes representation of asylum-seekers, including conducting front-line interviews and counseling to detained migrants, and counseling on D.C. landlord-tenant matters.