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Nick Galbraith is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Barnes & Thornburg. He has a wide range of international trade experience. He counsels clients on US export controls and sanctions laws, including drafting compliance policies and procedures; export classifications; licensing requirements under the International Traffic and Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations and US sanctions maintained by the Office of Foreign Assets Controls; and the disclosure of potential violations to relevant authorities.
He is a member of the team assisting the Special Compliance Coordinator appointed by the US Department of Commerce to monitor, assess and report on the US export control compliance of Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporation, of Shenzhen, China, and ZTE Kangxun Telecommunications Ltd of Hi-New Shenzhen, China (collectively, ZTE).
In addition, Nick assists companies in their efforts to meet the demands of an ever-evolving regulatory environment, including the assessment of developments related to Iran, Russia, the Ukraine and Venezuela.
Nick’s trade remedies experience includes petitions for the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties, administrative reviews and scope ruling requests, as well as otherwise advising companies on the potential applicability and impact of such duties. He assisted an organic chemicals company in obtaining the imposition of over 400 per cent combined countervailing and antidumping duties on subject imports from China.
Nick also advises clients on other import and customs issues, including product classifications and obtaining customs ruling letters, safeguard actions, and Section 301 duties. Moreover, he is involved in the trade-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including voluntary filings before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States and mandatory notifications to Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.
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