Our partners are experts on the World Trade Organization (WTO) and international trade agreements.
We advise clients on the enforcement of existing trade rules and assist them in their participation in ongoing trade negotiations,
including bilateral and regional trade negotiations the U.S. has undertaken. We are actively engaged in the TransPacific
Partnership (TPP) negotiations and will be closely monitoring the U.S.-EU Transatlantic Trade and Partnership (T-TIP) free
trade talks. We continue to track discussions in Geneva about how to re-engage the Doha round of multilateral trade
services include: the analysis of foreign and domestic measures for compatibility with international trade laws; the
preparation of briefs in formal dispute settlement cases -- including under Section 301 of U.S. trade law; the preparation
and review of commercial and contractual agreements; and the evaluation of proposed legislation and regulations to determine
their impacts on our clients.
DTB Associates offers business support to a variety of clients from companies and associations interested
in establishing a legal and commercial presence in the U.S. or abroad, to the management on an interim basis, of the day-to-day
operations of Washington, D.C.-based trade associations. DTB Associates, for example, operates an export trading company
(ETC), which was formed by the poultry industries of El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and the United States
as part of the Central America Free Trade Agreement to administer U.S. poultry shipments to Central America. DTB
was also chosen to operate a similar poultry ETC that was established under the U.S.-Panama free trade agreement.
DTB also advises exporters and importers on rules and regulations applying to shipments of products to and from the U.S. market.
We have been heavily involved in resolving regulatory
problems in areas such as biotechnology, food safety, plant and animal health, and fisheries issues. The misuse of sanitary
and phytosanitary (SPS) measures and other non-tariff barriers to restrict trade has become increasingly common.
We have a thorough and practical knowledge of the applicable provisions of the WTO, trade agreements, and domestic U.S. regulations that
govern SPS and other market access issues, and how these can be used to challenge successfully such restrictions.
and Agricultural Policy
The partners of DTB Associates are actively involved in a variety of legislative initiatives on behalf of their clients including trade,
agriculture, fisheries, immigration, and appropriations matters, both before the U.S. Congress and key agencies of the
Administration. In the area of agricultural policy, DTB Associates has been able to provide economic
analyses to back-stop these policy efforts.
We have a flexible fee structure that can accommodate the particular needs
of a client. Please contact us to discuss your specific issue to see how we may be able to assist in finding a solution.
DTB Associates, LLP, 1700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20006