About Us

Jacobs Global Trade develops and implements offensive, defensive and mitigation strategies for internationally traded goods, technology and services. Drawing on more than 30 years of U.S. government and private sector experience in the international trade arena, Jacobs Global Trade advises on:

  • trade and international economic policy
  • trade remedies, including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings and related appeals litigation and enforcement measures (duty evasion, circumvention, and transshipment allegations), global safeguard (Section 201) investigations, Section 301 (foreign trade barriers) and Section 232 (national security) investigations and exclusion requests
  • economic sanctions programs, including due diligence, licensing and compliance,
  • customs matters, including classification, origin, marking, valuation, admissibility, audits, penalties, seizures, forced labor and duty evasion investigations
  • World Trade Organization agreements, and free trade agreements and negotiations
  • preferential trade programs, such as the Generalized System of Preferences program, duty suspensions under the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, and government procurement qualification
  • textiles and apparel trade
  • cross-border transactions, including foreign investments and review of trade-related representations and warranties in mergers, acquisitions and public offerings
  • product safety rules and recalls
  • corporate social responsibilities (from worker and human rights protections to sustainability, transparency and protection of endangered species)
  • compliance systems, manuals and training

Jacobs Global Trade practices before all of the federal trade-related agencies and inter-agency committees, including:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce, including International Trade Administration and Bureau of Industry & Security
  • Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, including the inter-agency committees it chairs, such as the Section 301 Subcommittee and the Generalized System of Preferences Subcommittee
  • U.S. Department of the Treasury, including Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • U.S. International Trade Commission
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture, including Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Agricultural Marketing Service,
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Fish and Wildlife Services

Jacobs Global Trade handles trade-related litigation, including appeals of adverse determinations by the U.S. Department of Commerce or U.S. International Trade Commission in unfair trade proceedings and adverse rulings by U.S. Customs & Border Protection.  Jacobs Global Trade appears before the trade-related federal courts: the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jacobs Global Trade devises advocacy strategies that include outreach to and/or lobbying:

  • the federal agencies
  • the U.S. Congress, including particularly the trade-related committees, such as the Senate Finance, Commerce, Banking, Foreign Relations, and Homeland Security Committees and the House Ways & Means, Energy & Commerce, Foreign Affairs, and Homeland Security Committees, and individual Senate and House Member offices as appropriate
  • embassies and other foreign government officials, businesses and trade associations with complementary interests, to create force-multiplying alliances
  • think tanks, non-governmental organizations, and the press