Amanda M. Simpson

Amanda is a member of the International Trade & Investment Practice and counsels clients across a variety of industries, including, but not limited to, energy & cleantech, fashion & retail, agricultural technology, life sciences, beverage & food, and more.
Amanda Simpson, Counsel

Amanda specializes in import and customs compliance.  She regularly advises clients on a variety of substantive matters, including, but not limited to, tariff classification, valuation, product marking and labeling, country of origin, intellectual property issues at the border related to trademark and copyright infringement, steel and aluminum tariffs under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, tariffs s under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974, and the additional tariffs on products from China and the European Union under Sections 301 to 310 of the Trade Act of 1974. 

She has in-depth knowledge of the challenges faced by importers from an internal compliance perspective as a result of performing several customs compliance reviews both as an attorney and a consultant; participating in numerous due diligence reviews in mergers and acquisition deals; and having been seconded to the trade legal department of a major global online retailer to address day-to-day import and product compliance issues. She also has experience in matters relating to other aspects of International Trade and logistics.

Client Work

Amanda negotiates and responds to government inquiries, audits, and investigations. She also assists with identifying compliance concerns, developing internal processes and procedures, as well as implementing duty savings programs.