Emily Lawson

Emily has a broad range of experience working in international trade matters, including Customs compliance, antidumping, countervailing duties (AD/CVD) and matters related to economic sanctions and U.S. export controls compliance. Her practice focuses on helping clients achieve import and trade compliance, defending their interests before government trade agencies and courts.

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  Though the United States and China continue trade negotiations this week it has already been more than a year since the Office of the United States Trade Representative published its findings in the Section 301 investigation of China’s trade practices relating to IP, technology transfer and innovation. The results of this investigation led to increased tariffs on Chinese products. The trade talks between the United States and China resume when Chinese Vice Premier…
President Trump has targeted about $250 billion of products imported from China. These China tariffs have been rolled out in three waves: (List 1) – has a 25% tariff that covers about $34 billion of Chinese products listed in 818 tariff subheadings. The 25% tariff for List 1 went into effect on July 6, 2018. (List 2) – has a proposed 25% tariff that would cover about $16 billion listed in…
Less than a week before Chinese President Xi Jinping’s scheduled visit to the United States, President Trump on Friday, March 31, 2017, issued an Executive Order “Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws.” This order is aimed at collecting unpaid antidumping and countervailing (“AD/CVD”) duties on U.S. imports of foreign goods, including (particularly?) goods coming into the United States from China. If you are importing…
Companies importing goods from China into the United States may find themselves in having to respond to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”), Request for Information (CBP Form 28) or what may be worse, a CBP Notice of Action (CBP Form 29). The CBP Form 28 – Request for Information is a tool routinely used by CBP to solicit additional information about a shipment to verify if the goods are properly classified, valued or…
If you are importing products from China you need to do your homework to make sure your incoming shipments into the United States comply with U.S. Customs laws and regulations. Compliance with U.S. Customs laws and regulations is critical in avoiding your shipments being detained or seized, and/or penalties assessed. Common issues importers of products from China typically face include the following: Not determining proper classification and duty rate for products. If you plan to import and sell…