• Mateo Paz-Soldan wins the pretigious TUMI USA Award


    Carlos Mateo Paz Soldan, a partner at DTB Associates, was recognized with the TUMI USA AWARD at a gala event in Miami, Florida, on September 24, 2016, for his professional achievements and service over the years to the Peruvian American community in the United States. These awards are considered the "Hall of Fame" of the Peruvian American community.
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    Our partners have excellent working relationships with U.S. and foreign government officials and are able to bring these resources to bear to help our clients resolve immediate trade problems and accomplish longer term trade policy objectives.
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    Our partners have worked on most agricultural trade issues over the past three decades and have dealt with virtually every commodity and country.
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    Our partners have considerable expertise and an excellent track record representing both domestic and foreign interests before agencies of the U.S. executive branch, the U.S. Congress, state and foreign governments, and international organizations.
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Providing Consulting, Legal and Business Services in Trade, Agricultural Policy and Legislation

DTB Associates is committed to helping its clients find and employ the most effective legal, lobbying and negotiating tools to respond to issues that stand in the way of achieving their objectives in the global marketplace. Finding solutions to international business and trade problems can be a daunting task. We offer our clients broad experience in devising strategies to deal with issues of concern directly with governments and international bodies, or as a part of ongoing bilateral, regional and multilateral trade negotiations.

We are a full-service firm offering consulting, legal and business services. Our highly experienced trade, legal, legislative, and agricultural policy experts are here to help you deal effectively with a wide range of domestic and international needs.

Announcement - Change of Address

Please note our address will change as of December 15, 2018 to:
DTB Associates, LLP
1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20005

Our phone, fax and email address will remain the same.

In The News

  • “TPP to Take Effect this Year” - During an interview with AgNet, DTB partner Paul Drazek explains the importance of bilateral talks with Japan in light of the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal. Read the article and listen to the podcast.
  • “China tariff threats are now reality for farmers in Ohio” – In the tariff dispute between the U.S. and China, farmers in Ohio are feeling the pinch. DTB partner Paul Drazek explains that tariff retaliations may be just the beginning if the two countries don’t return to negotiations. Read more in the Ohio Country Journal.
  • NAFTA negotiators wrap up first round, pledge 'rapid pace' ahead - During an interview with Agri-Pulse, DTB partner Paul Drazek discusses the Trump trade agenda and consequences for agriculture should the U.S. pull out of NAFTA if talks fail. Read the article or listen to the podcast.
  • "More on US-China Trade Fights" – As trade tensions with China remain high and the country's subsidies come under greater scrutiny, a DTB Associates report showing how domestic support in China for wheat, corn and rice should be calculated is providing critical intelligence to the WTO dispute settlement process. Read more from Washington Insider.
  • “Brexit: A TRQ Tutorial” – DTB partner Craig Thorn explained the complexities of the EU tariff-rate quota schedule for agricultural products as part of trade negotiations necessitated by Brexit during a panel on Brexit: The WTO Issues. Read more.
  • "U.S. asks for WTO dispute panel on China's grain subsidies" – A DTB Associates analysis on China's domestic support for wheat, corn and rice was an integral piece of information to the U.S. case before the WTO. Read the article. Read the DTB study.
  • "Agriculture: A Brexit Priority" – DTB partner Craig Thorn addressed the importance of the UK's negotiations with the EU 27 in the Brexit process during a colloquium jointly sponsored by the Global Business Dialogue and Steptoe & Johnson. Read more.
  • "Expert: Trade needs to be priority for new administration" – DTB partner Craig Thorn tells the Farm Foundation why passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership and aggressively pushing new bilateral and regional agreements should be priorities for the next administration. Read more.
  • "Aporte de Comunidad Peruana-Americana Fue Fundamental en Conformación de Caucus Peruano" - Peruvian Ambassador highlights key role played by Mateo Paz-Soldan in establishment of congressional caucus on Peru. Read the article in Latina Noticias.
  • "A warning: Patience wearing thin on trade agreements" - U.S. wheat and rice producers cite a DTB Associates study on subsidies to illustrate the need to enforce commitments made under trade agreements during testimony before the House Agriculture Committee. Read more in the Delta Farm Press.
  • "US trade expert urges EU compromise in TTIP pesticide talks" - DTB partner Craig Thorn addresses non-tariff barriers on pesticide residues in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations during the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit. Read the article.
  • "Panel hears emotional testimony on halibut bycatch" - The Mayor of the City of St Paul Island, AK, and DTB Associates partner Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan testify on the impacts of halibut bycatch on Bering Sea communities. Read more from station KCAW in Alaska.
  • "... Peru, , Japan push trade issues” – POLITICO Influence reports that the Ministry of Tourism and Trade of Peru selected DTB Associates partner Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan to foster textile and apparel trade relations between Peru, Colombia and the U.S. Read more on POLITICO.
  • "Bering Sea Halibut Harvesters Say More Bycatch Action Needed to Maintain Viable Fishery" - DTB Associates partner Carlos Mateo Paz-Soldan comments on the impact of cuts to halibut bycatch caps for Bering Sea communities. Read more on SeafoodNews.com.

DTB Associates LLP

1101 15th Street, NW, Suite 202
Washington, DC, 20005
Phone: 202-684-2513