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Leslie Glick

Leslie Glick is a shareholder and co-chair of the International Trade and Customs Specialty Team in the Washington, D.C. office of the Michigan-based law firm of Butzel Long P.C. He has practiced in the international trade and customs law area for over 40 years and served as counsel to a Congressional subcommittee.

As an adjunct to his work in these areas he has developed subspecialties in various regulatory areas, particularly Food and Drug Administration regulation of imports and exports of foods, drugs, cosmetics, medical devices, and tobacco and cannabis products. He has also handled issues with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the Department of Transportation dealing with imports of automobiles and auto parts. Mr. Glick has been a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored by the National Association of Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America, Practicing Law Institute, and foreign chambers of commerce such as the CONFINDUSTRIA VICENZA in Italy.

Mr. Glick’s daily practice involves representing importers and exporters in the automotive industry; food industry; medical devices, including Covid-related personal protective equipment (PPE products) such as masks and ventilation equipment; metal fabrication and consumer goods; in cases involving tariffs under the antidumping and countervailing duty laws; section 301 unfair trade practices, and obtaining exclusions from 301 tariffs from China; Section 232 national security tariffs, and in obtaining exclusions from those tariffs from various countries; and Section 337 cases involving imports infringing U.S. patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He has been involved in sanctions matters involving Cuba and Iran and in legislative activities as a registered lobbyist. Mr. Glick has represented companies in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, France, Italy, Turkey, China, Taiwan, and Indonesia. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Cornell Law School and is conversant in Spanish.

He is the author of several books on customs and trade issues including:

"The United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) Legal and Business Considerations," WaltersKluwer, 2020

"Guide to United States Customs and Trade Laws, 3 rd Edition," WoltersKluwer, 2008

"Navigating US Customs: What You Need to Know," ThomsonReuters-QuickBook series, 2015

"Understanding the North American Free Trade Agreement," WaltersKluwe, 2010

Articles Written By Leslie Glick

How Section 301 Investigations and Tariffs Have Impacted Trade

Leslie Glick | December 14, 2020 | Import Basics, Export Basics

The past two years, importers and exporters have become increasingly familiar with Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974: the Trump administration has used it extensively to impose tariffs on approximately $370 billion in Chinese-origin goods. But you may be less familiar with how this versatile statute was used over the past 45 years to eliminate trade barriers with other countries and open markets to U.S. exports. 

This article looks at how the use of Section 301 has evolved since its inception and examines one of the more significant earlier investigations under the law. Look for future articles about how the law is being used in regards to China and on strategies companies should be using to monitor its use.    

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