Trade is essential to the economic growth and vitality of all nations. Competition spurs businesses to greater creativity, innovation, and efficiency and creates more choices for consumers. But trade functions best when it is conducted in accordance with internationally agreed rules designed to respect underlying competitive advantages and curtail distortions created by governments or by private parties. An almost unlimited number of issues can affect the ability of companies and their workers to fully benefit from the global trading system, and most of these issues fall into areas where Stewart and Stewart has in-depth experience, including:
- Trade remedies
- Export controls, sanctions, and other compliance issues
- The various agreements within the World Trade Organization and other bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements
- China-specific issues
For more than fifty years, Stewart and Stewart’s Customs and International Trade team has assisted companies, workers, and governmental entities with understanding and navigating the rules-based trading system. We strive to make trade rules work to our clients’ advantage by devising strategies to examine and pursue the various administrative, legislative, and judicial options available in the U.S. and abroad. Our mission is to help companies achieve the full value on their investments and innovation, to maximize job opportunities for workers, and to minimize displacement caused by false market signals here or around the world.