John A. Schoenig is a partner in the Firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience concerning the import/export of merchandise, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the wearing apparel industry. This includes the classification of merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), marking and labeling requirements for both customs purposes as well as the Fur Product Labeling Act, the Textile Fiber Product Identification Act and the Wool Product Labeling Act. Mr. Schoenig is experienced in analyzing product eligibility under various trade preference programs including the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Qualified Industrial Zone (QIZ) program.
Mr. Schoenig has developed a particular expertise with regard to the regulation of wildlife products and is well versed in the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service requirements and regulations, the application of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Convention for International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and U.S. State wildlife laws and regulations. He has also worked extensively with the U.S. Lacey Act requirements relating to the import of wood products.