Robert D. Stang

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Transportation
  • Customs & Trade
  • International
  • Logistics
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.378.2334
Fax: 202.378.2319
University Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1978; Columbia University, M.P.A., 1984
Law SchoolGeorge Washington University Law School, J.D., 1984
Admitted1985, New York; 1985, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1985, U.S. Court of International Trade; 2004, District of Columbia

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association, International Law section
•Customs and International Trade Bar Association


Bob focuses his practice on customs and international trade law. He brings 30 years of experience to a wide range of issues that affect inbound and outbound goods, including tariff classification, valuation, country of origin marking matters, free trade agreements, and special trade programs. He also has extensive customs compliance experience and regularly assists importers facing U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) audits, penalties, seizures, redelivery notices and other agency enforcement activities.

A member of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team, Bob works with importers and exporters proactively to achieve cost savings and structure programs that meet CBP “reasonable care” requirements. He also handles supply chain security issues, including Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) enrollment, verification and annual reviews.

As a result of working on numerous imported goods matters, Bob has experience with other agencies that affect international trade and trade policy. These include, among others, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, the Fish and Wildlife Service, the International Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative.

Bob has particular experience with a variety of soft goods and hard goods, including textiles and apparel, footwear, consumer electronics and home appliances. Before joining the firm, he was a member of the global trade practice group of an Am Law 100 firm. He also was a director for a company that sourced apparel for U.S. distributors and a senior manager with the international trade practice of a “big four” accounting firm.

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9.23.14 Trek Leather: A New Avenue for CBP Enforcement
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert
7.01.14 Dramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert
5.01.14 The International Supply Chain in 2014
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Seminar Kansas City, MO
4.10.14 Purchasing from China: Trading Companies, Factories and Agents! Oh My!
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Webinar
12.10.13 The International Supply Chain Going Into 2014: Insight and Oversight
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Seminar St. Louis, MO
10.02.13 Draft of Rules of the China Food and Drug Administration: Legislative Procedures Opened for Public Comment
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Blog
9.26.13 The U.S. - China Supply Chain 2013: Insight & Oversight
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Seminar Chicago, IL
6.10.13 Renewal of Import Duty Suspensions Awaits Congressional Action
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert
5.29.13 International Trade in Services Agreement Signals Major Changes in Services Trade
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Alert
1.10.11 CPSC Product Safety Information Database Warrants Strategic Action Now, BNA's Product Safety & Liability

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3.01.13 Husch Blackwell Adds Experienced International Trade and Customs Attorney to Washington, D.C., Office
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Trek Leather: A New Avenue for CBP Enforcement
Cortney O'Toole Morgan,Robert D. Stang, September 25, 2014
The recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in U.S. v. Trek Leather, Inc. and Harish Shadadpuri invites U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to increase its enforcement and penalty activities and serves as a warning that should encourage enhanced import...

Dramatic Change to Scope of Anti-Dumping Duty Order Puts Many Importers at Risk
Jeffrey S. Neeley,Robert D. Stang, July 10, 2014
In a scope ruling issued May 27, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) found that four chests marketed as living room pieces were within the scope of the anti-dumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China. The scope ruling was made at...

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Robert D. Stang

750 17th Street, NW, Suite 900
WashingtonDC 20006


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