Christopher Skinner’s practice focuses on US export controls, customs regulation, US economic sanctions programs, trade remedy actions, anticorruption, and trade compliance programs and counselling. In addition, Chris regularly counsels clients on compliance with government ethics rules and regulations, federal lobbying disclosure laws and the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA).
Chris has represented a range of companies with respect to compliance with US export restrictions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and economic sanctions regulations administered by the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). He has also represented and counseled US importers and non-US exporters in a variety of US customs matters including ruling requests, protests, tariff classifications, seizures, prior disclosures, requests for internal advice, penalties, customs investigations, country of origin marking, valuation and duty drawback. Chris has represented both petitioners and respondents in antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) matters brought before the US Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission.
Chris currently serves as co-chair of the American Bar Association, International Law Section’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee. He is a member of the Society for International Affairs. He previously served as vice-chair to the American Bar Association’s Customs Law Committee and as Steering Committee Member for the American Bar Association’s International Law Committee.
Export Controls and Economic Sanctions
Trade Remedies, International Trade and Other Trade Regulatory Matters