Harold Jackson advises clients on a variety of issues related to international trade law. His areas of practice focus on import laws and export controls, representing companies before governmental agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, and Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Controls.
Harold advises importers and other clients regarding Customs and U.S. trade issues, such as tariff classification, valuation, country of origin and substantial transformation, Section 232 and 301 Duties and exclusions, Antidumping & Countervailing Duties, trade agreements, and tariff mitigation strategies. He assists clients with protests, prior disclosures, penalty and liquidated damages cases, CAFRA and Non-CAFRA seizure cases, CBP investigations, CBP ruling requests, Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) applications, and litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Harold has experience in the export arena assisting companies in navigating the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, and various sanction regimes. He advises clients on export control questions, such as determining the classification of goods and technology, and on economic sanctions.
Harold also assists companies in developing import and export compliance programs and administers compliance trainings.
Harold is a member of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and the International Bar Section of the State Bar of Texas.
International Bar Section, State Bar of Texas: Why Is My Customs Seizure Not Subject to CAFRA? (August 2021).
Licensed in Texas, Harold earned his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he served as the Assistant Director of the International Trade & National Security Society and participated in the Trademark and Clara Barton Constitutional Law Clinics. He received his B.B.A. in Finance from the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Harold is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.