WR Trade Analytics Group (TAG)
Wiley Rein’s Trade Analytics Group (TAG) provides analytical support to companies and organizations dealing with complex international trade disputes and compliance issues.
TAG is a group of highly-skilled international trade analysts within Wiley Rein LLP. We work with leading global companies and Wiley Rein’s International Trade attorneys to identify and refine technical issues, shape positions, analyze complicated data, and optimize risk and rewards associated with trade litigation. We also work with trade associations and corporate clients to develop white papers, analyses, and effective communications on critical trade issues and matters related to specific industries and markets.
Our team of professionals includes economists, accountants, analysts, programmers, and licensed customers brokers. Our team also includes attorneys with experience in international business and U.S. government agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
Together our team has provided our clients with:
- Analysis of import trends and product surges for potential protection under U.S. trade remedy laws.
- Analysis of client financial data to establish injury at the International Trade Commission (ITC), including lost sales, declining prices, price suppression, decreasing production levels, unused capacity, worker layoffs, and financial deterioration.
- Assessment of strengths and weaknesses of ITC cases based on economic data, expert opinions, and industry reports.
- Analysis of foreign producer’s questionnaire responses for deficiency comments and issue identification in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) proceedings at the Department of Commerce.
- Calculation of the foreign producer’s AD/CVD margin in trade cases and diagnostic analysis of data to optimize margin calculations.
- Analysis of client trade data to assess potential antidumping exposure in other countries.
- Pre-appeal assessment of margin effect for AD/CVD litigation issues.
- Analysis of compliance with potential and actual AD/CVD proceedings.
- Research on trade and market trends of individual products and countries.
- Market research on foreign and domestic competitors.
- Diagnostic evaluation of exports to determine violation risk of sanctions laws, export controls, ITAR and EAR licensing requirements, and antiboycott laws.
- Trade data and supply chain assessment to maximize internal transfer pricing, tariff treatment, and tax benefits.
- Conduct internal audits to determine FCPA and Customs compliance and need for voluntary disclosures.
- Pre-acquisition due diligence assessment on compliance with export controls, customs declarations and licensing, trade sanctions, and AD/CVD exposure.
- Data analysis on imports and exports for Customs matters, including valuation, duty drawback, reexports, tariff classification, quotas, entry liquidation, penalties, country-of-origin marking, FTZs, and preferential tariff treatments.
- Assessment and evaluation of potential claims under the False Claims Act.
- Evaluation of compliance costs for proposed trade laws and regulations pertaining to current and future business operations and that of competitors.
- Quantitative and qualitative analysis of product and trade flows for all types of products to and from any country.