Over the past 30 years, Matt has represented major international corporations, governments, and associations in matters arising under the international trade and customs laws of the United States, the WTO Agreements (and before it the GATT), the NAFTA, and other agreements.
Because these matters often result in appeals to national courts and bi-lateral and multi-lateral tribunals, including international arbitration panels, Matt also appears before the US Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and NAFTA and other dispute resolution panels. Matt has also advised clients with respect to appeals taken by national authorities to WTO dispute panels and the WTO Appellate Body.
Significant recent engagements include:
- The United States of America v. Canada, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA 81010 and 81010B)(Counsel for the Government of Québec)(2011 and 2014)
- The United States of America v. Canada, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA 7941 and 91312)(Counsel for the Government of Québec)(2008 and 2009)
- In the Matter of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Xanthan Gum from the People's Republic Of China (A-570-985)(2013)
- Lemon Juice from Argentina and Mexico (731-TA-1105-1106)(Review)(2013)
- Tin- and Chromium-Coated Steel Sheet from Japan (731-TA-860)(2nd Rev.)(2012)
- Certain Orange Juice from Brazil (731-TA-1089)(Review)(2012)
In addition to his extensive trade litigation experience, Matt advises clients on other import and export related issues. He represents clients in investigations, penalty proceedings, audits, and compliance assessments by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (formerly the United States Customs Service). He also provides advice and counseling in connection with classification, valuation, and country of origin issues.