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International Retail Counseling

C&M International, an affiliate of Crowell & Moring, helps companies access resources and solve a broad range of problems in foreign markets. The former trade negotiators and diplomats at C&M International put their networks, experience, and knowledge to work when a political solution is needed. C&M International has over twenty years of experience navigating international policies for its clients, in the United States and across the globe.

Representative Engagements

  • Assisted a leading U.S. specialty retailer and apparel importer with all aspects of its interactions with key foreign government officials in the company’s major source countries, including China and Vietnam.
  • Obtained millions of dollars in duty savings for an iconic American retailer by advising it on how to successfully engage in global trade negotiations.
  • Assisted a leading U.S. specialty retailer and apparel importer to create predictable sourcing by shaping new rules of origin and defending existing source countries, such as China and Vietnam, against protectionist actions by the United States and the European Union.
  • Provided input to the U.S. government, on behalf of a multinational retail apparel importer, on the structuring of qualified industrial zones (QIZs) in Jordan and their integration with the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Agreement, enabling the client to increase investment in Jordan and reduce its cost of sourcing apparel.
  • Advised a multinational retailer on its international trade rights to distribute in a foreign market, and supported the client in successfully countering discriminatory policies favoring domestic retailers.