Andrew K. McAllister is a Washington, D.C., attorney and member of Holland & Knight's International Trade Group and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Team. He focuses on export controls, sanctions, customs, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD), anti-corruption and industrial security.
Mr. McAllister advises clients on U.S. export controls laws, such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). He has extensive experience with U.S. trade embargoes and economic sanctions administered by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of State, particularly with respect to Cuba, Iran, Russia, Ukraine and Syria.
Mr. McAllister also counsels a wide range of clients regarding import matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including seizures, classification, valuation, country of origin and preferential duty treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) and free trade agreements (FTAs), including the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He has experience related to court actions at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) involving import matters.
Leveraging his prior government experience at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), he also advises clients on the AD and CVD laws administered by the DOC and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC). He has represented foreign companies and U.S. importers in a number of diverse industries, including steel, solar, agriculture, chemicals, furniture and construction materials. These efforts include dumping and subsidization issues before the DOC and injury issues before the USITC. He also has experience in other trade remedy laws, including Section 201 (safeguard investigations), Section 232 (national security investigations), and Section 301 (technology transfer/intellectual property investigations).
Mr. McAllister counsels clients regarding domestic preference programs such as the Buy American Act (BAA), Trade Agreements Act (TAA), and Buy America requirements (U.S. Department of Transportation).
In addition, Mr. McAllister assists clients on anti-corruption issues under the FCPA and the U.K. Bribery Act. He has participated in internal investigations, assisted in providing legal counsel and opinions on corruption issues and developed anti-corruption compliance programs.
Mr. McAllister counsels clients in matters before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and in implementing Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence (FOCI) mitigation measures before the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA).
Mr. McAllister is active in Holland & Knight's pro bono program, through which he provides counseling to nonprofit organizations in connection with their humanitarian assistance and environmentally friendly programs. Additionally, he frequently serves as a volunteer judge for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.
Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. McAllister served as a senior international trade analyst within the DOC's International Trade Administration (ITA). He was the lead analyst on numerous AD/CVD cases brought against foreign companies. These cases involved a wide range of industries, including synthetic products, paper products, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, agricultural products and steel. He also led DOC teams conducting on-site verifications in China, Korea, Thailand, India, Canada and Italy.
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