Erik D Smithweiss represents clients on issues before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Commerce, Office of Foreign Assets Control, Food & Drug Administration, Consumer Product Safety Commission and other agencies that regulate the international trade in goods. His practice involves import restrictions, rules of origin, preferential trade agreements, marking and labeling, valuation, tariff classification, antidumping and countervailing duty compliance, Fish & Wildlife restrictions, and similar matters.
Mr. Smithweiss’ practice includes export controls and sanction programs administered by various agencies. Mr. Smithweiss represents clients in all areas of customs import/export procedure and administration, such as audits, investigations, False Claims Act litigation, penalties, judicial and administrative forfeiture proceedings, compliance programs, administrative rulings and litigation.
Mr. Smithweiss is one of several trial attorneys in the firm and appears regularly in matters before the U.S. Court of International Trade, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and federal district courts. He is the author of “A Race To The Courthouse?: Jurisdiction Over Customs Admissibility Decisions,” 21 Tul. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 291 (2013).
Antidumping, Countervailing Duty and Other Import Relief Laws
Compliance Assessments and Customs Audits
Country of Origin and Marking
Customs Broker Regulation
Due Diligence and Acquisitions
Export Controls and Sanction Programs
Fish and Wildlife
Foreign Trade Zones and Bonded Warehouses
Penalties, Seizures and Investigations
Quotas and Import Restrictions
Special Duty Programs
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)