GlobalAutoIndustry.com’s latest Audio Interview “Current Status of U.S.-China Trade Issues: Focus on Section 301 Tariffs” features Leslie Alan Glick. Mr. Glick is Chair of the Butzel Long International Trade and Customs Specialty team, based in their Washington DC Office. Mr. Glick is Co-Chair of the American Bar Association, International Law section, International Trade and Customs committee that has over 400 members. He is the author of 5 books, including on NAFTA and USMCA, and has given a series of seminars on the same topic. He has been active in obtaining 301 exclusions and helping companies with 301 duties through customs rulings on Country of Origin; Use of Duty Drawbacks: and other legal methods. He works with US importers and exporters from the top 10 automotive producing countries, including China, Canada, Mexico, Turkey, as well as US importers and industrial users.
Audio Interview Guest:
Mr. Leslie A. Glick
Shareholder and attorney
To view his LinkedIn profile, visit here.
In the 18-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Glick discusses these questions:
• What were the trade issues on the table at the U.S. – China talks in San Francisco?
• What are the main trade issues between the U.S. and China that are at stake, and how likely is the U.S. to pursue them in these current meetings?
• How many Chinese products are subject to Section 301 Tariffs, and what is the annual cost to U.S. importers?
• What is the so-called 4-year review of Section 301 Duties, and when will it be concluded? Is this objective, or skewed to views of domestic industry?
• Are there legal, creative ways of avoiding Section 301 Tariffs available now?
• What is Congress doing on 301, and what can be expected?
• Is trade likely to be an issue in the 2024 Presidential elections?
About Leslie Alan Glick:
Shareholder and attorney, Butzel Long
Leslie Alan Glick (Les) is a Shareholder practicing in Butzel’s Washington D.C. office and is Chair of the International Trade and Customs Specialty Team. Les is currently the Co-Chair of the American Bar Association International Law Section, International Trade Committee, and has previously served as co-chair of the Customs Committee and Mexico Committee. Les has extensive experience in the areas of international trade and customs law. He has handled major international trade cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, and the Court of International Trade, including numerous antidumping and countervailing duty cases including a recent victory for a major automotive parts supplier, and unfair trade practice investigations under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974; Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (national security) and section 337 of the Tariff Act,1930 (intellectual property). In addition, he has handled cases arising under the U.S. Customs laws involving classification, valuation, country of origin marking and customs fraud, as well as gray market and supply chain security issues (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism). More recently he has successfully resolved cases involving customs seizures and proposed penalties due to non -compliance with the Wood Packaging Act in regard to imported wood packaging not properly treated and marked and importation of automobile parts not in compliance with regulations of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Les has been active in developing customs compliance programs for many U.S. corporations. Les is the author of books on customs law , NAFTA, and most recently on the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement(USMCA) and he has been widely consulted by companies and trade associations in regard to U.S./Mexico/Canada legal questions involving imports, exports, investment, transportation and other areas. He has represented exporters and importers from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, France, Germany, Great Britain Hungary India, Italy Indonesia, Japan, Peru, and Thailand. He also has served as counsel to a Congressional sub-committee and has handled numerous matters relating to legislation. Les is a registered lobbyist and has been active in lobbying on trade matters for companies in the automotive, food industry and others. In addition, Les counsels clients regarding the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and has developed compliance programs for U.S companies and conducted FCPA compliance audits for a major defense contractor of its agents in Mexico and Colombia . He has also handled sanctions issues under the Office of Foreign Assets Control involving Cuba ,Iran and Russia. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Mason University Law School (University of Virginia) and the University of Baltimore (University of Maryland).
In addition to his expertise in International Trade and Customs, Les assists U.S. and foreign clients in compliance with laws and regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in relation to food products, meat and poultry, plants, medical devices; covid related products and the importation of pharmaceutical and biological materials as well as consumer product safety and automotive product regulation and recalls(NHTSA and FMVSA).
Les has also handled issues with alcoholic beverage imports involving the U.S. Treasury Department Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau involving beer and wine imports from Italy, and sake from Japan. Les has represented one of the largest importers of dietary supplements into the United States and assisted them in reclassification of their product as a vitamin that saved millions of dollars in customs duties. He has worked with a large dietary supplement producer in the US and Mexico on various FDA labeling issues and with one of the largest food importers from Mexico on various FDA issues involving registrations, labeling, detentions, HACCP and product recalls. He has assisted a large US pharmaceutical producer with issues concerning imported Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). Les had been a member of the Food and Drug Law Institute and served on the Dietary Supplements Committee and published several articles in their magazine “UPDATE” on the Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 and other topics. Les has also handled USDA issues involving meat products and assisted in preventing a recall of meat-based products sold by a restaurant chain and retailer.