Jean-Rene Broussard is a counsel in the International Trade Section of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He is based in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Mr. Broussard advises foreign governments and multi-national corporations on various international trade policy issues as well as international disputes before the World Trade Organization (WTO). Mr. Broussard regularly appears before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Department of Commerce.
He has advised clients on a number of issues arising under various WTO Agreements, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, the Agreement on Trade Related Investment Measures, the Safeguards Agreement, and the General Agreement on Trade in Services. Mr. Broussard has also moderated a panel on the implementation process for the Trade Facilitation Agreement.
Prior to joining Akin Gump, Mr. Broussard was an attorney with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Office of Regulations and Rulings and a Legislative Assistant with the Committee on Ways and Means. At CBP, Mr. Broussard drafted rulings on the tariff classification or country of origin of high technology, textile, chemical, and metal products. Mr. Broussard also assisted in the technical review of a number of legislative and regulatory proposals and drafted CBP’s comments on proposed legislation. Before joining CBP, Mr. Broussard worked on a wide range of trade issues such as customs and the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill at the Committee on Ways and Means.