Elizabeth Hein is partner in the International Trade & Regulatory Group in Alston & Bird's office in Washington, D.C. Elizabeth counsels clients on all aspects of international trade matters, including antidumping proceedings, international and bilateral trade agreements, World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlements, export controls, sanctions compliance and customs matters.
Ms. Hein works closely with clients to develop and implement comprehensive, yet practical, internal trade compliance programs that are designed to meet the specific needs of global companies. Ms. Hein also assists clients with training programs and self-assessments. In addition, Ms. Hein provides guidance on international trade and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance in due diligence matters.
On the export side, Ms. Hein also has significant experience conducting internal investigations and representing clients that are the subject of government investigations.
Ms. Hein is skilled at representing clients in front of U.S. government agencies and courts and has participated in proceedings before the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the International Trade Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Represented domestic producers, importers and foreign producers in all aspects of U.S. antidumping proceedings, including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, litigation at the Court of International Trade, appeals at the Court of Appeals at the Federal Circuit and duty assessment actions by CBP.
- Counseled clients on issues related to the WTO antidumping agreement.
- Counseled clients on designing, implementing and auditing import and export compliance systems and procedures.
- Designed and led internal trade compliance reviews covering import issues such as classification, country of origin and valuation.
- Represented clients in customs penalty and liquidated damages matters before CBP.
- Represented public companies in CBP Focused Assessment audits.
- Representation of U.S. exporters in investigations and settlements with DOJ and BIS.
- Recently conducted an international internal investigation spanning six countries for a public company client.
- Guided clients through successful export classifications and Commodity Jurisdiction requests.
- Successfully represented exporters in export control disclosures.
- Representation of American manufacturers in Chinese and Brazilian antidumping proceedings.
On Friday, February 25, 2011, President Obama signed an Executive Order blocking property and prohibiting certain transactions relating to Libya, including some transactions previously licensed by the Department of State. These economic sanctions and trade restrictions were issued under the authority of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA) and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and come in response to the ongoing human rights violations committed by Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi and his inner circle in the violent crackdown against the Libyan people protesting his 41-year rule. These sanctions became effective at 8 p.m. eastern standard time on Friday night.
February 28, 2011
It’s true that the United States and China have huge common interests in peace and prosperity. Two-way trade (now about $500 billion annually) can provide low-cost consumer goods to Americans and foodstuffs and advanced manufactured products to the Chinese. But China’s and America’s goals differ radically. The United States wants to broaden the post-World War II international order based on mutually advantageous trade. By contrast, China pursues a newglobal order in which its needs come first—one in which it subsidizes exports, controls essential imports (oil, food, minerals) and compels the transfer of advanced technology.1
January 31, 2011
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. Court of International Trade
- Washington International Trade Association (WITA)
- American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI); AAEI Customs Policy and Procedures Committee
- American Bar Association Customs Law Committee
- American Bar Association International Trade Committee