Jon Fee focuses his practice on customs and international trade matters, with particular emphasis on preferential trade programs, free trade agreements and U.S. trade legislation. He has extensive experience in trade issues affecting textiles, apparel, aircraft, heavy equipment and electronics.
Mr. Fee is a licensed customs broker and teaches preparation courses for the national customs broker exam. He is a member of the American Apparel Producers Network, the United States Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel, the National Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association and the American Apparel and Footwear Association, for which he formerly chaired the Government Relations Committee. Mr. Fee has spoken frequently in the United States, Asia, Central America and Africa on U.S. trade policy and free trade agreements. He is active in community service and chairs the firm’s Washington, D.C. Pro Bono Committee.
Mr. Fee received his undergraduate degree in 1971 from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and his law degree from Emory University in 1974. He is a member of the American, Georgia, and Washington, D.C. Bar Associations, and admitted to practice in the Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Mr. Fee is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He is a board member and former president of the Atlanta Legal Aid Society and serves as President and Chairman of the [CAIR] Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition. He is also on the Executive Committee and a board member for Bread for the City, as well as a board member for the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.
• Successfully litigated against prior certification for duty-free imports under the Civil Aircraft Agreement and authored the U.S. tariff schedule note on imports of civil aircraft and parts.
• Obtained short supply treatment of textile articles under NAFTA, CAFTA, and trade preference programs covering sub-Saharan African, Caribbean and Andean countries.
• Counsel to a variety of importers in audits, investigations, seizures, penalties, protests and rulings.