U. S. Trade Advisor

Randolph Stayin

Founder and CEO

"Think Global"

USA, China, EU, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Australia, Central America,

South America, Japan

Additional contacts most countries.


About US Trade Advisor:

Randolph J. Stayin, Founder and CEO of US Trade Advisor (USTA), believes that "fair and free trade should be at the heart of every international trade activity".  For over 30 years he and his international trade colleagues have adhered to that guiding principle, as the core of their efforts and the thread of their continuing success.  In 2010, Mr. Stayin established the US Trade Advisor consulting group, to be a clear direction and balancing force in the fast moving and complex global trade evolution; to zero-in on specific trade regulation matters of individual clients and whole industries; to be a knowledgeable and reasoned voice at the client's table; to directly assist with expanding their global reach into new and emerging markets, and to protect against unfair trade practices. 


At the same time, as the world changes, so too do trade regulations and the path leading to successful global business transactions.  "Emerging markets", says Mr. Stayin, "will, sooner than later, generate head-to-head competition.  Today, the ability to navigate globally is almost as important as the client's product."  For these reasons, US Trade Advisor was established.


USTA provides policy, regulatory, legal, negotiation and trade agreement advice, counsel and assistance; to individual corporations, trade associations, and large portions of entire industries in the global sphere of trade policy, trade regulation, trade disputes and trade negotiations; in free and fair trade, competition, market entry, exports, export expansion, government compliance, customs and other areas of international trade.


The policy, legal and economic trade experts of the USTA team have a long history of assisting clients throughout the world with market access, regulatory compliance and dispute resolution; and with achieving unfettered market navigation, successful export operations and strategic product distribution; all leading to increased sales and success.


Mr. Stayin has a strong success record of client representation before the International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews; injury investigations, sunset reviews, 201 safeguards, 301 subsidies/unfair trade practices and Generalized System of Preferences.  Other successes USTA has achieved for its clients include matters involving export regulation, trade sanctions, foreign corrupt practices and antiboycott issues; as well as U.S. Customs investigations and compliance issues regarding the

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and other duty preference regimes; in addition to U.S. Customs valuation, tariff classification, country-of-origin, patent, trademark and fraud matters. In appeals of U.S. international trade decisions, Mr. Stayin has represented clients before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and in dispute resolution hearings and appeals before NAFTA panels, including representing client positions in government and industry discussions and deliberations during the NAFTA and Uruguay Round negotiations.  Today, USTA continues to be involved in trade dispute issues governed by the NAFTA, Uruguay Round Agreements and the World Trade Organization, as well as the ongoing DOHA Round negotiations and the South Korean, Colombian and other free trade discussions.


USTA regularly advises clients on trade and import-export policy matters, including matters before Members of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and U.S. trade department heads and senior staff.  USTA regularly consults with government and private sector international trade principals and colleagues, including trade and trade finance contacts in 100 countries throughout the world.


USTA also maintains a nonprofit trade association practice, serving as General Counsel, Special Counsel and Trade Advisor to numerous national and international trade associations.  They advise on trade, contract, antitrust, standards, tax and other matters, and represent trade associations before U.S Federal Executive departments and agencies, the United States Congress and other foreign trade panels, discussions and negotiations.