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Maria Vanikiotis

Counsel


Maria Vanikiotis is a counsel in the International Trade Group of Crowell & Moring and resident in the firm's New York office.

Maria has experience in a variety of matters related to the movement of goods across international borders, including problem-solving for importers facing Section 232 and Section 301 tariffs, classification of merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, first sale appraisement programs, free trade agreement origin verifications, country of origin analyses, and other regulatory issues.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Maria worked for a boutique law firm in New York focusing on customs law and, while in law school, Maria was employed as a summer associate in the Brussels office of a large international law firm on matters related to antitrust and competition law within the European Union. As a law student, Maria published a note comparing collective action approaches to antitrust cases in the U.S., U.K., and E.U., for which she won an award for outstanding legal writing. In addition, Maria was an active and accomplished member of both the Fordham International Law Journal and the Dispute Resolution Society.

Education

  • Brandeis University, B.A. (2008) graduated with high honors
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), M.Sc. (2010)
  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2015)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: New York

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"Russian Goods Falling Under 576 HTS Codes Will Be Subject to 35% Duty Rate," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (July 1, 2022). Authors: John B. Brew and Maria Vanikiotis.
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"Update: Expanded U.S. Ban on Russian Imports and Russia’s Removal from Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (March 29, 2022). Authors: John B. Brew, David (Dj) Wolff, Maria Vanikiotis, Frances P. Hadfield, Anand Sithian and Chandler S. Leonard.
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"Breaking News: Expanded U.S. Ban on Russian Imports and Russia’s Removal from Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (March 11, 2022). Authors: John B. Brew, David (Dj) Wolff, Maria Vanikiotis, Anand Sithian, Frances P. Hadfield and Chandler S. Leonard.
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"(Supply) Chain Reaction: Preparing for and Mitigating the Impacts of Supply Chain Delays: International Trade," Crowell & Moring Webinar, 2022. (January 26, 2022). Speakers: Nicole Simonian, Clif Burns, Michelle Linderman, Jackson Pai, Maria Vanikiotis, Frances Hadfield, and Chandler Leonard.
Speech/Presentation
"Fixing The Gray Areas In A Green Supply Chain," IndustryWeek (January 14, 2022). Authors: David R. Stepp, and Maria Vanikiotis.
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Crowell & Moring Elects 13 New Partners, Promotes Seven to Senior Counsel, and 19 to Counsel (January 3, 2022)
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"Customs and Border Protection Publishes Trade Statistics Showing Increase in Enforcement Actions and Forced Labor Detentions," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (August 31, 2021). Authors: David R. Stepp, Frances P. Hadfield, Maria Vanikiotis and Martín Yerovi.
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"Importers May Consider De Minimis Value Shipments for Single Importations of $800 or Less.," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (May 15, 2021). Authors: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Maria Vanikiotis and Rebecca Toro Condori.
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"Trouble for Importers on the “First Sale” Horizon?," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (March 30, 2021). Authors: John B. Brew and Maria Vanikiotis.
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"Navigating Trade Agreements: Legal Considerations For Your Business Customs Compliance," Mondaq Webinar (March 6, 2021). Panelist: Maria Vanikiotis.
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