John A. Schoenig has extensive experience concerning the import/export of merchandise, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting the wearing apparel and accessories 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 has extensive experience in determining the country of origin of imported products, as well as ascertaining product eligibility under various trade preference programs (e.g., African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), Qualified Industrial Zone (QIZ), and similar programs).
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. Department of Agriculture and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) rules regulating the import of wood/plant materials and products, including U.S. Lacey Act requirements.