Understanding trade complexities, achieving results

Williams & Jensen has a consistent record of effectively achieving legislative and regulatory victories for clients in the international trade arena. We have worked with the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees on a wide variety of trade issues. We also have extensive experience with the Department of Commerce, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Over the years, the firm has worked with domestic manufacturers, negotiated with significant trade players, and crafted solutions to address longstanding trade problems while avoiding traditional political pitfalls.

Among our notable achievements for clients, we overcame significant historical opposition to lowering tariff barriers to imported wool by obtaining substantial tariff relief for the Tailored Clothing Association, made up of U.S. clothing manufacturers and smaller custom tailors. Enacted as part of the “Trade and Development Act of 2000” and then the “Trade Act of 2002,” this tariff relief was extended in the “Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004.”

Services we provide trade-related clients include:


Using trade negotiations to leverage client’s position seeking enforcement of law


Representing clients in hearings before the ITC.


Filing trade petitions with the Department of Commerce to seek various types of trade relief.


Advising clients on the impacts of pending trade agreements on potential foreign investments