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Cross-Cutting Services



International Trade

Sustainability and Traceability

Legislative Advocacy

SSA’s professionals have decades of experience as senior policy and legal advisors within the U.S. Congress, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission.  We also have extensive international expertise within European Union institutions including the Commission, Parliament and Council as well as the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  Our professionals also have senior corporate in-house experience that gives us the perspective to understand what companies need in their Washington representation.

We consistently apply our knowledge and capabilities into implementing ambitious legislative initiatives aimed at modifying U.S. and international trade laws, including trade litigation, most-favored nation/normal trade relation status, preference programs, product classifications, tariff rates, and other legislative and regulatory initiatives.

SSA’s strong relationship with government agencies, international organizations, corporations, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations enables to us create, coordinate, and lead multi-stakeholder coalitions and initiatives in order to achieve seminal and challenging developments in international trade rules and procedures as well as labor and sustainability issues.  We work with our extensive network of government and industry leaders to organize support within governments and private sector to find solutions for the needs of clients.  Our firm also teams up with some of the world’s best public relations, media, and academicians to assess and improve the technical, economic, and social impact of trade and labor policies. 

SSA’s professional expertise and result-oriented approach provides us with the ability to bring together diverse organizations and institutions to achieve common interests.  The innovative thinking and broad experience of our professionals allows us to help forge a consensus that often defies conventional wisdom and most do not think possible.

Coalition Creation and Management

Policy Monitoring and Analysis

SSA’s unique combination of government, political, and corporate experience enables us to provide well-rounded strategic policy advice and analysis to multinational corporations and governments.  Our professionals are also selected repeatedly by their peers in the trade and labor rights community to provide leadership, advice, and counsel on upcoming policy changes and their impact on organizations.

SSA’s combined experience has taught us that a flexible team of subject matter experts can effectively study national and sub-national policy disruptions and envisage their impact across a variety of industries and organizations.  The diverse backgrounds and specializations of our professionals are complementary and can combine to tackle any challenge, and our nimble and horizontal structure allows us to effectively approach broad range of policy challenges for our clients.

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