Frank Samolis advises clients on international trade matters, including trade law, trade policy and legislation and international trade negotiations....
Frank Samolis advises clients on international trade matters, including trade law, trade policy and legislation and international trade negotiations.
Mr. Samolis handles matters before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Court of International Trade, U. S. Customs Service, and the United States Congress. Mr. Samolis has represented foreign sovereigns or foreign multinationals from Asia, Europe, Central and South America, Africa and the Middle East, in addition to U.S. companies seeking expanded market access in major export markets. He also counsels clients on the status of negotiations and bilateral/regional trade agreements in the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other fora. Mr. Samolis has been active on such legislative matters as the implementation of the Uruguay Round of GATT trade negotiations, the North American Free Trade Agreement, extending MFN status renewing and securing PRTN for China, Trade Promotion Authority, and enhancing Caribbean and African trade benefits.
Appointed by the U.S. trade representative and secretary of commerce to an Industry Trade Advisory Committee in 1992, Mr. Samolis consulted regularly as a private sector advisor with senior U.S. government officials on policy issues and solutions. Previously, Mr. Samolis was counsel to the Subcommittee on Trade of the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives.