Raymond has extensive experience handling complex international trade matters for US and non-US clients. He regularly assists US importers with classification, valuation and other customs matters, including preparation of prior disclosures and protests, and he advises and obtains rulings and licenses for US exporters in connection with export controls imposed by the US State Department (International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)), US Department of Commerce (Export Administration Regulations (EAR)) and US Department of Treasury (Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)). He has particular experience in all aspects of US antidumping proceedings involving alleged selling of products bellow fair value in the United States, and has defended US companies accused of dumping in foreign countries. His practice also includes representing government and private clients in connection with World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement proceedings, and counseling clients on other import relief measures such as countervailing duties and safeguards. He has represented clients before several US government agencies and federal courts, including the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Raymond is the author or co-author of articles on the North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) and other foreign policy issues. Previously, Raymond served for one year as law clerk to the Honorable Douglas P. Woodlock (D. Mass.) and was the articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Prior to law school, Raymond studied English Language and Literature at Oxford University on a Rhodes Scholarship.
Advised clients in connection with trade remedy cases for numerous products, particularly from China and Korea; recent cases have concerned steel nails, copper pipe, lock washers, dried distillers grains, diamond sawblades, vinyl acetate monomer, and frontseating service valves
Represented a global manufacturer of industrial components and equipment in connection with US antidumping and customs matters before the US Department of Commerce and US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), involving various steel and fastener products
Handled export controls, trade sanctions and customs compliance due diligence and risk control for sellers or acquirers in connection with various mergers and acquisitions
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