Mr. Gallas has worked as a regulator with U.S. Customs and Department of Commerce, as an attorney at private customs and trade boutiques, with practice groups at national law firms as well as in the trade and customs practice of a Big 4 accounting firm. His day-to-day practice utilizes his extensive administrative regulatory experience, with a focus on import, export, and international trade compliance.
He has counseled domestic & foreign manufacturers & exporters, foreign governments, global retailers, U.S. importers & trade associations on a range of products including cybersecurity hardware and software, electronics, automobiles, aircraft, steel products, ball bearings, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutritional supplements, diagnostic reagents, medical devices, textiles, apparel, footwear, home furnishings, consumer products, and personal care products.
He brings experience gained in the Antidumping Compliance Division of the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce and in the Classification and Valuation Division of the Office of Regulations & Rulings at U.S. Customs in Washington, D.C. He has represented clients before the Department of Commerce, International Trade Commission, Customs & Border Protection, Department of State, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Congress.
Mr. Gallas has extensive experience in proceedings brought under the antidumping & countervailing duty laws and other trade remedy laws including Section 201 Safeguard proceedings.
He has advised importers on matters of customs law including classification, value, first sale, country of origin, marking, trade preference programs, foreign trade zones, penalties mitigation and enforcement issues, customs audits, and global supply chain.
Mr. Gallas also has counseled manufacturers of both military and commercial goods and technology regarding export controls, and assisted them with licensing matters before Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security, State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, District of Columbia Bar, & the Missouri Bar.
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