Sharath Patil is an Associate Attorney with Diaz Trade Law, P.A. Sharath practices Customs and International Trade Law. He assists U.S. and foreign manufacturers, distributors, exporters, and importers with trade compliance, regulatory compliance, and enforcement matters.
Mr. Patil’s work includes:
Export Compliance – Mr. Patil has knowledge of U.S. export control laws. He assists clients before the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (State Department), the Bureau of Industry & Security (Commerce Department) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (Treasury department).
Mr. Patil assists clients in conducting assessments of existing export compliance programs and policies and develops comprehensive, individualized export programs. He has conducted evaluation of international and U.S. clients’ proposed transactions to determine whether export control licenses are required and assists in applying for export licenses with BIS and OFAC when necessary. Furthermore, Mr. Patil is available to conduct trainings for your organization to ensure that your employees are certified and sufficiently knowledgeable on export compliance matters. These trainings can demonstrate to federal agencies that your organization is taking sufficient measures to ensure export compliance.
Section 301 Matters – Mr. Patil has a background in Section 301 matters. He assists clients in filing complaints with the U.S. Court of International Trade demanding refunds on tariffs paid. Mr. Patil also works on Section 301 exclusion requests.
Enforcement – Mr. Patil advocates for clients in audit and administrative proceedings before CBP, FDA, and USDA. He assists clients with CBP detention and seizure cases, penalty mitigation, drafting prior disclosures, responding to CBP Requests for Information (CBP Form 28), Notices of Action (CBP Form 29), and submitting Protests to CBP, requesting ruling requests from CBP, and requesting scope rulings to determine if a product is subject to an Anti-dumping/Countervailing order. With regards to FDA enforcement, Mr. Patil represents clients in FDA detentions, refusals, and responses to warning letters
CTPAT – Mr. Patil assists clients participate in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT). a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security. By representing clients on this matter, Mr. Patil helps clients enjoy the numerous benefits of CTPAT participation.
Valuation – Mr. Patil assists clients build a system to property report the correct value of imported merchandise to U.S. Customs upon entry. He helps ensure that importers do not underpay or overpay U.S. Customs by analyzing valuation methodologies to confirm imports are using a correction valuation upon import. s
Sharath Patil has five years of experience in international trade law and policy, including in areas such as Section 232 steel and aluminum exclusions, USMCA, the Trade Adjustment Assistance program, Section 301 China tariffs, antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, U.S.-EU agricultural trade, export promotion, and trade data analytics. Sharath’s experiences include positions with the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Consulate General Guadalajara, and the Delegation of the European Union to the United States, as well as positions with a trade law firm, a public interest firm, and a federal contractor. Mr. Patil’s research on COVID-19 and export restrictions was featured in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Mr. Patil’s interests include cooking, hiking, backpacking, reading and Netflix-binging.
Activities and Memberships
Washington International Trade Association – Young Trade Professionals
District of Columbia
University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.
Arizona State University, B.S.
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