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Member Spotlight: Miller & Company

Posted By IRC, Monday, February 18, 2019

Miller & Company is a law firm serving a diverse global clientele in import, export, and foreign-trade zone law since 1980. At the time of their founding in 1980, Miller & Company became a member and financial supporter of the IRC and worked closely with IRC founder Elliot Berkley in many ways in the formative years of the IRC.

 

While headquartered in Kansas City, Miller & Company has offices in New York and Washington, D.C. The firm has extensive experience advising on import and export activities; governmental compliance and audits; and all aspects of the establishment, management, and reorganization of U.S. foreign-trade zones. Miller & Company has a broad client base in fifty states, Puerto Rico, and in major trading centers throughout the world. Clients range from large multinational enterprises, to corporations, partnerships, associations, governmental entities, and individuals. The firm has clients in almost every industry, from aerospace, to motor vehicles, information technology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, apparel, footwear, and shipyards. Miller & Company assists clients in developing strategies to maximize customs duty savings opportunities, advising on regulatory trade requirements including FDA, DEA, USDA, DOT, NHTSA, and EPA, and developing effective Customs compliance efforts.

 

Miller & Company is solely focused on international trade law, and all of the firm’s clients are involved in the international movement of goods and services. With this focus and clientele, Miller & Company has unparalleled experience in all aspects of the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zone Program, which involves over 10% of U.S. imports. Its principal was a founder and has served as general counsel to the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones since its inception in 1972. The firm has represented and/or helped structure more than 800 general-purpose foreign-trade zones and special-purpose manufacturing sub-zones projects for the motor vehicle, oil refining, shipbuilding, pharmaceutical, and information technology industries, among others. The firm has been actively engaged in the updating, re-writing, and finalization of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board and U.S. Customs and Border Protection Foreign-Trade Zone Regulations.

 

The firm continues to grow and expand its global trade expertise and is recognized for its capacity to deliver practical, effective, and quality legal services. Currently, it appears the Trump Administration’s trade policies will continue to drive new and more complex activity in both importing and exporting.  Whether the U.S. and China reach agreement on their trade issues by March 2 will determine if the current Section 301 additional duties are eliminated or expanded. Similar U.S. actions involving trade with the EU and Japan will be next. The passage of USMCA (NAFTA 2.0), Section 232 steel/aluminum tariffs and quotas, Section 201 duties, and export trade sanctions continue to impact clients. Finally, a major effort to increase Customs duties on imported vehicles and vehicle parts is possible.

 
Please visit Miller & Company’s website for more detailed information about the firm, its partners and employees, its accomplishments, and its major clients. The firm currently has open positions for people with detailed knowledge of import/export legal requirements and strong writing and presentation skills.

The IRC spotlights our members and their diverse work and interests in the international space. To learn more or to indicate interest in being spotlighted in an upcoming post, please visit: http://www.irckc.org/page/MemberSpotlight.

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