Friederike S. Görgens
Friederike represents U.S. and foreign clients in a wide range of international trade issues, including trade remedy actions, antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, as well as import and export compliance and enforcement actions.
Friederike regularly advises clients on global trade strategies and regulatory requirements, supply chain structures, and product sourcing options.
Global Trade Strategy and Import/Export Compliance:
- Advise companies on their import and export structure, identify risks and areas for improvement, assist in developing global trade risk management and compliance programs, and optimize supply chain structures.
- Provide guidance on trade policy issues involving duties, quotas, and other import restrictions. Assist clients navigating Section 232 duties on steel and aluminum, Section 301 duties on certain Chinese products, and proposed future Section 301 duties on EU products.
- Advise clients on customs issues such as duty preference and deferral programs, tariff classification, customs valuation and transfer pricing, country of origin marking and labeling, and obtaining favorable Customs rulings.
- Assist companies in conducting Customs Audits and Importer-Self-Assessments involving complex international trade and customs issues, and preparing prior disclosures.
- Assist companies in implementing and testing First Sale for Export duty saving programs and advise on facilitating new supply chain structures.
- Provide advice to companies navigating sanctions, screening and license requirements, and resolving OFAC, EAR, and ITAR issues.
- Trade remedy proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
- Dispute settlement panels before the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Prior to joining Arent Fox, Friederike worked as a senior associate in KPMG’s International Trade & Customs practice where she analyzed global trade operations to identify cost savings opportunities and enhanced supply chain efficiency. Previously, she was an associate at a boutique international trade law firm in Washington, DC, focusing on trade remedy actions and import and export matters.