LinkedIn icon for George W. Thompson

NEW PHONE NUMBER – Call For Immediate Assistance: 202-772-2039

Our Mission

  • To provide our clients with the highest level of legal services available in the area of international trade.
  • To give our clients advice based on our deep technical understanding of regulations, legislation and legal precedent so as to answer their questions, keep them compliant and save them money.

At the heart of our practice, our goal isn’t only to help our clients avoid liability, but to enable them to control their destiny by taking advantage of every possible legal option available to them.

Areas of Practice

View a list of and access all of our practice areas.

View Our Practice Areas


About George W. Thompson and his extensive expertise.

Find Out More


How to reach us by phone, fax, email or postal address.

Contact us


Section 301 Tariff Exclusions and Inclusions

The first set of Section 301 tariffs went into effect on July 6, 2018. Although the originally-proposed list of 1,333 tariff subheadings was culled to 818, the Trade Representative acknowledged that the final list included products were covered by claims “that specific products within a particular … Read More...

Updates: Iran, Section 301 and ZTE

“May you live in interesting times” is supposedly a Chinese curse, although it doesn’t seem to be Chinese at all. Regardless of its origin, its sentiment that “interesting” times are antonymous to placid ones is particularly appropriate for international trade these days. Today we provide updates … Read More...

Trade War Own Goal

What do World Cup football and international trade policy have in common? Not much, really, but for each, the desire to avoid an “own goal” – scoring against yourself – is paramount. Morocco found that out the hard way in its first-round match with Iran. My expectation is that the Trump … Read More...

ZTE: Zigzagging to Escape

Old-time movie buffs will remember The Perils of Pauline, the silent serial in which our titular heroine faced successive dangers but made it through in the end. The Perils of ZTE doesn’t have quite the same ring. For now, at least, that company has managed its own escape from impending doom. The … Read More...

Zero Tolerance Enforcement for ZTE

  Things are not looking good for Chinese telecommunications equipment giant ZTE. Being placed on the Denied Persons List tends to have that kind of impact. After its scheme to evade United States sanctions and export controls on Iran was uncovered, the company was placed on the Entity … Read More...

GSP: Renewed and Retroactive

The Generalized System of Preferences is a program under which the United States provides duty-free treatment to eligible articles imported directly from designated beneficiary developing countries. While the ability to import goods at a zero duty rate is mighty enticing, the legislative … Read More...

View all articles...


View all webinars...


More News...