International Trade Policy and Negotiations

Trade policy is becoming an ever more essential component of business strategy. Whether this means opening new markets, establishing favorable rules of trade, or using these rules to protect against unfair competition or blunt the impact of adverse trade measures, companies are increasingly considering trade policy as a means of advancing their interests. Steptoe has built a well-earned reputation as a leading firm for assisting companies to develop and execute sophisticated trade policy strategies to improve their competitive position and market access and to minimize risk arising from international trade developments.

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Trade Remedies

Steptoe’s international trade practice has an exceptional record of success in handling complex antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) matters on behalf of our clients around the world. Over the past five decades, our lawyers have represented clients in more than 200 US AD/CVD cases, in more than 60 EU AD/CVD cases, and in cases before other jurisdictions as well. Our extensive experience across a wide range of industries gives us a distinct advantage when developing case strategies for our clients.

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Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic and recent actions by the United States have placed a spotlight on the importance of supply chains. These actions have implicated manufacturing and sourcing activities across a wide range of industries, including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, energy products, and critical minerals.

By integrating our political and trade policy knowledge with our deep trade law and litigation experience, the Steptoe trade team has advised clients on how to understand, manage and adapt to these policy developments.

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Steptoe is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading law firms in matters arising under the agreements of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Steptoe has advised WTO Members and private sector interests in more than 50 different WTO dispute settlement proceedings. Steptoe has represented and advised clients at every stage of dispute settlement, and is among the few law firms in the world that regularly appear on behalf of WTO Members in both panel and Appellate Body proceedings. We work with our clients to develop case strategies, participate in the consultations process, prepare written submissions, and present arguments before panels and the Appellate Body.

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Investor-State Arbitration

Effectively resolving international disputes in the interest of our clients has been a hallmark of Steptoe’s practice for more than half a century. Our worldwide Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Group brings together the firm’s established practices in public international law, cross-border litigation, international commercial arbitration, and investor-state disputes. Steptoe lawyers act as counsel and advisors, serving our clients’ interests wherever in the world they are engaged, and wherever on the dispute spectrum they lie, be it negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. In addition, Steptoe lawyers have also served as arbitrators and hold academic appointments in international commercial and investor-state arbitration at leading law schools across the globe.

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Steptoe provides clients with an integrated approach to strategic customs planning and compliance. We regularly advise companies regarding potential customs compliance and liability issues in the United States, the EU, and other jurisdictions.

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