Trade Pacific, PLLC is a leading Washington, D.C.-based international trade law firm.  Formed in 2004, our lawyers and government experts work with clients to understand and comply with the complex and evolving U.S. trade law system.

We provide publicly traded companies, privately held corporations, start-up companies, and entrepreneurs with the resources, connections, and expertise to navigate U.S. trade laws and build successful companies.  Trade Pacific works primarily in antidumping duty and countervailing duty unfair trade disputes and in the export controls and economic sanctions area.  We are proud of our firm’s commitment to promoting trade that is both free and fair, and our successful advocacy has helped our clients retain and increase market share and become market leaders.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help our clients get their products to the marketplace.  We understand that international trade must be both free and fair, and we provide focused, personal, and technically superb legal and consulting services to companies involved in unfair trade disputes or regulated by export controls and economic sanctions.

With decades of collective experience in the fields of antidumping duty, countervailing duty, export controls, economic sanctions, and customs laws, Trade Pacific professionals have earned widespread recognition for significant victories in a variety of cases and compliance matters affecting manufacturers and exporters in the United States, China, Mexico, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam, as well as importers in the United States.

Our special focus on international trade compliance, export controls, and economic sanctions gives us a depth of experience and expertise to better serve our clients, especially in AD/CVD proceedings brought by U.S. industries against producers and exporters in the Asia-Pacific region and for companies selling controlled goods in Asia and around the world.  Our boutique practice ensures that our clients receive high-quality and cost-effective representation, flexible and efficient service, and close, personal attention.

Our Strategy
Being competitive and successful in today’s global economy requires more than just having a good product and an open market.  Established and growing companies need disciplined business practices in place to ensure that they are acting in accordance with international trade regimes.  Companies also need to be able to assess their potential liability for failing to comply with such rules and make decisions accordingly.  And they need a coordinated effort among internal teams, such as sales, production, engineering, and accounting in order to make compliance with international trade rules a reality.  Trade Pacific adopts these essential strategies to assist our clients’ business expansion efforts and to help our clients be market leaders.

The Trade Pacific Difference
Our clients receive big law firm expertise, and get the attention, commitment, and loyalty of a boutique firm.

Our leaders.
When you hire Trade Pacific PLLC, you work with our leadership team.  You get the quality and direct involvement of our professionals, who personally conduct all of the work.  We also perform all of our own SAS programming and data analysis in-house.  Our insight and expertise in global trade laws is deepened by our immersion at the ground level.

The long-term view.
Our goal is not just to protect clients from compliance liability, but also to create real tangible benefits.  For example, the monetary benefits of participating strategically and successfully in a countervailing duty or an antidumping duty case can far outweigh the initial cost of preparing for one.  No company wants to be involved in litigation or an international trade dispute, but there are market opportunities for companies that can make conflict management a strategic advantage.

Strong relationships.
Trade litigation and resolving export violations can be adversarial, but achieving success for our clients depends on maintaining honest working relationships with our legal counterparts and with the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and Treasury.  Unlike many international trade practices in Washington, DC, we take, to the extent practical, a cooperative rather than an antagonistic approach in our work with opposing lawyers and government administrators.  In pursuing trade remedies, we believe that exhaustive preparation, complete and accurate responses, and a cooperative attitude result not only in trade that is fair, but also in outcomes that are best for our clients.

Our full attention.
As a boutique firm, we take on clients and projects only when we know that we can devote the required time and resources.  By adopting this approach, our clients know that we will be available and working (domestically and abroad, whatever it takes) until the job is complete.  Our clients receive our full attention.

A preventative business model.
Preparation and review is the key to successful trade litigation and compliance.  Trade Pacific’s business model offers unique value to companies facing investigations and the like.  We are not a data collection firm.  We do not receive information from our clients and simply transfer that information to the government.  Rather, we work directly with our clients in advance to educate them on what the regulatory schemes require, what is necessary to comply, and how to develop methodologies that best position them to avoid liability.

Transparent cost structures.
Our fee arrangements are usually on a fixed-fee basis.  Our cost structure is transparent, and our clients know that our focus is on the result and not the time it takes to get there.