Jini Koh is an associate in the International Trade Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.
Jini's practice focuses on advising clients on all areas of import regulatory compliance, trade remedies and international trade litigation. Jini's experience covers an extensive range of trade and customs issues, including import due diligence and post-merger &acquisition implementation, internal supply chain and compliance assessments, intercompany valuation, classification, duty drawback, marking and labeling, disclosures, Focused Assessment audits and optimization of trade preference programs and free trade agreements; antidumping and countervailing duty disputes; and related trade litigation. She also works on cross-border trade policy issues including the harmonization of different standards, ensuring reciprocal treatment of lowered trade barriers, and optimizing free trade agreement or preferential trade programs. Jini also collaborates regularly with the firm's other regulatory practices with particular experience in the interplay between trade and other governmental agencies, such as the Consumer Product Safety Commission, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and Securities & Exchange Commission. Jini works with companies from a diverse spectrum of industry sectors, with particular knowledge of apparel, textile and footwear, jewelry, electronics, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, industrial products, chemical, consumer products, aerospace and automotive.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Jini was a manager at a national accounting firm assisting multinational companies on customs and indirect tax matters. Her focus areas in that position included royalty/licensing agreements and transfer pricing, due diligence for restructuring or merger & acquisition activity, prior disclosures, internal and government audits, and foreign trade zones.
Jini began her career serving as a law clerk to Senior Judge Nicholas Tsoucalas, U.S. Court of International Trade.
Jini is also a licensed customs broker.
- Advised Fortune 50 aerospace company through CBP Focused Assessment audits and prior disclosures including the use of sampling and offsetting for multiple business units.
- Developed First Sale for Export transaction structure, including the creation of a trading house, for foreign suppliers of major U.S. women's apparel retailers.
- Assisted luxury goods manufacturer and retailer with disclosures and implementation of compliance processes for retroactive transfer pricing adjustments and royalty payments in North America, Asia and the European Union.
- Assisted foreign aluminum extrusion producers/exporters with questionnaire responses, researched and drafted briefing, and participated in administrative hearings in antidumping and countervailing duty reviews at DOC.
- Assisted importer with questionnaire responses, strategized with fellow interested parties, researched and drafted pre- and post-hearing briefs, and participated in hearing for antidumping investigation at ITC.
- Prepared foreign producer and U.S. importer in advance of and participated in DOC verification.
- Researched and drafted successful opposition to the Government's motion to amend judgment for pre- and post-judgment interest; contributed to successful appellate brief on the same issue.
- Cross-practice advising with advertising & product risk management practice to assist specialty office and home products company with strategizing and opening a U.S. market presence.