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Martin Schaefermeier

Martin Schaefermeier

Of Counsel

Martin practices international trade law with a focus on import relief actions, subsequent litigation of such actions and related import/export matters.

He has more than 20 years of experience in a full spectrum of international trade matters including antidumping, countervailing duty, and other import relief proceedings, international trade legislation, trade negotiations, and trade litigation.  He has assisted domestic producers, importers, foreign producers, and exporters in a wide range of industries, including ferroalloys, ferrous and nonferrous metals, chemicals, construction materials, and other industrial and consumer products.

Martin has represented clients with respect to trade relief actions before the Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and NAFTA binational dispute resolution panels, and trade and customs matters before the Office of the United States Trade Representative , U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Foreign-Trade Zones Board, other federal agencies and the United States Congress.

In the customs area, Martin has assisted clients with a wide range of issues, including classification, country of origin, and valuation matters, preferential duty treatment under various free trade agreements and programs, marking requirements, voluntary disclosures, customs audits, due diligence, and Maritime law (Jones Act).

Bar admissionsDistrict of Columbia
CourtsUnited States Court of Appeals for the Federal CircuitUnited States Court of International Trade
  • German
  • LL.M., Duke University School of Law 1990
  • J.D., Albert-Ludwigs-University; Freiburg, Germany 1989


  • "Neue Vorschriften der U.S. Steuerbehörde bezuglich der Besteuerung von Gewinnen aus gesellschaftsrechtlichen Transaktionen zwischen U.S.-amerikanischen und auslandischen Aktiengesellschaften" (New IRS regulations regarding the transfer of securities between U.S. and foreign persons in the context of corporate organizations, reorganizations and liquidations), 9/10 Internationale Steuerinformationen 362 (September/October 1991)
  • Co-author, "Aktuelle Entwicklungen im US-amerikanischen Antidumping-und Ausgleichszollrecht" (Current developments in U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty law), Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft, Heft 1, 1995, S. 48

Prior Experience

  • During law school, Martin worked as a research assistant for the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law.