International Trade Services
WTG Global, the newest division of the Washington Tax and Public Policy Group, offers cutting-edge engagement on federal policy related to all aspects of international commerce, including trade, investment, sanctions, travel and visas, and defense. WTG Global specializes in timely insights into the policymaking process and offers comprehensive legislative and regulatory strategies to accomplish client goals in a difficult political environment.
WTG Global is led by its president, Brian Diffell. Brian is a former congressional staffer, having served in the leadership in both the House and Senate. During his congressional career, Brian played a key role in the passage of multiple international trade agreements, as well as sanctions and national security legislation. WTG Global is supported by the entire team at the Washington Tax & Public Policy Group with decades of combined experience, including Greg Nickerson, former tax counsel at the House Ways & Means Committee, Jan Fowler, a former legislative assistant to Senate Finance Committee member George Voinovich and Ways & Means member Jim McCrery, Kelli Briggs, former chief of staff to Ways & Means member Pat Tiberi, and Zach Price.
Some key policy challenges for clients include the ongoing Sec. 232 “national security” tariffs related to steel and aluminum, and potential expansion of these tariffs to include automobiles and automotive parts; tariffs related to the Sec. 301 remedies against China; renegotiation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); implementation of the Foreign Investment Review and Modernization Act (FIRRMA) on investment and export control policy; and evolving U.S. sanctions policies on foreign regimes.
WTG Global works with clients to identify their unique challenges and identifies nuanced ways to pursue their goals. By utilizing knowledge of the political and policy terrain, as well as strong relationships with key policymakers and decisionmakers, WTG Global puts its clients in the best position to succeed.
Core focus areas:
- Sec. 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
- Sec. 301 Trade Remedies
- CFIUS and Export Control Reform