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Aaron Marx

Associate

amarx@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2751
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Aaron Marx is an associate in the International Trade Group of Crowell & Moring and resident in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Aaron's practice focuses on advising clients on all areas of import regulatory compliance, trade remedies, and international trade litigation. His experience covers an extensive range of trade and customs issues, including valuation, classification, duty drawback, marking and labeling, entry procedures, and penalties; free trade agreements; antidumping and countervailing duty issues; trade litigation; intellectual property issues such as trademark and copyright infringement; the enforcement of exclusion orders issued by the International Trade Commission (ITC); steel and aluminum tariffs under the Section 232 National Security Investigation; and the additional tariffs on products from China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. Aaron also works with clients to secure the release of goods detained and seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Before joining Crowell & Moring, Aaron worked for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as an attorney advisor in the Office of International Trade. He spent three years in the Tariff Classification and Marking Branch and over a year in the Intellectual Property Rights Branch. His primary focus was the issuance of dozens of ruling letters related to tariff classification, country of origin marking, trademark and copyright infringement, and the application of general and limited exclusion orders. He also worked with the World Customs Organization (WCO), providing analysis and support on numerous agenda items at the Harmonized Systems Committee meetings in Brussels, as well as the Review Sub-Committee and Scientific Sub-Committee. He was part of the team which negotiated the ITA II agreement with the World Trade Organization in Geneva, and he provided analysis as to whether proposed language could be administered by Customs. Finally, Aaron provided litigation support for several high profile cases, such as Alcan Food Packaging v. United States and Otter Products, LLC v. United States.

While in law school, Aaron worked for two years at a boutique patent prosecution firm, drafting responses to USPTO actions, information disclosure statement documents for submission, and communicating with clients and foreign associates. He also spent a semester working for the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 Office of Regional Counsel, researching various Resource Conservation and Recovery Act related topics and drafting legal memoranda, and another semester as a clerk for Hon. William H. Pauley III, District Court Judge, U.S. District Court, in the Southern District of New York.

Before embarking on his legal career, Aaron worked for nine years as a chemical engineer in the automotive industry. After receiving his B.S.E. from the University of Michigan, Aaron worked for the Gates Rubber Co. for two years, managing the design and development of several different types of hydraulic hoses. Aaron left Gates to work for SaarGummi Americas for four years, designing automotive rubber weatherstrips for multiple vehicle programs. When SaarGummi Americas went out of business, Aaron left to work for the Hyundai America Technical Center for three years, where he was responsible for engineering all rubber products on Hyundai and Kia vehicles, researching design improvements, performing new technology investigations, quality control analysis, and cost reductions.

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.S. chemical engineering (1998)
  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D. (2010)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, New York

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"The Month in International Trade – September 2019," International Trade Bulletin (October 15, 2019). Contacts: Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Daniel Cannistra, Adelicia R. Cliffe, John B. Brew, David (Dj) Wolff, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Ru Xiao-Graham, Robert L. LaFrankie, Michelle J. Linderman, Robert Holleyman, Cherie Walterman, Spencer Toubia, Rebecca Toro Condori, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Walter (Sam) Boone
Client Alert/Newsletter
"Five Withhold Release Orders (WRO) Issued by CBP for Five Different Products from Five Different Countries," Crowell & Moring's International Trade Law (October 2, 2019). Authors: John B. Brew, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx and Edward Goetz.
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"The Month in International Trade – August 2019," International Trade Bulletin (September 6, 2019). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Daniel Cannistra, John B. Brew, David (Dj) Wolff, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Edward Goetz, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Carlton Greene, Ru Xiao-Graham, Robert L. LaFrankie, Robert Holleyman, Cherie Walterman, Erik Woodhouse, Spencer Toubia, Nicole Sayegh Succar, Walter (Sam) Boone
Client Alert/Newsletter
"ITC Publishes Final Rule Regarding Filing of Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Petitions," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (September 3, 2019). Authors: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx, Walter (Sam) Boone and Edward Goetz.
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"Update on the Trump China Tariffs - What is Going On?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (May 17, 2019). Presenters: James G. Flood, John B. Brew, Aaron Marx, Clark Jennings, W. Scott Douglas, and Tim Shadyac.
Speech/Presentation
"Get Ready for MTB 2019 – The Process for Requesting the Reduction or Elimination of Import Duties," Crowell & Moring's Retail & Consumer Products Law Observer (February 28, 2019). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx and Spencer Toubia.
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"MTB Questionnaires Issue and ITC Fact-Finding Investigation Commences," Crowell & Moring's International Trade Law (February 13, 2019). Authors: Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx and Spencer Toubia.
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"The Month in International Trade – September 2018," International Trade Bulletin (October 4, 2018). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, John B. Brew, Melissa Morris, Evan Yu, Robert Holleyman, Andrew Blasi, Aaron Marx, Carlton Greene, Scott Lessne, Erik Woodhouse, Nimrod Haim Aviad, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Frederik Van Remoortel
Client Alert/Newsletter
"President Signs Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) Act of 2018 – Cuts or Eliminates Tariffs on 1,660 Items," Crowell & Moring's International Trade Law (September 14, 2018). Authors: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Aaron Marx and Edward Goetz.
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"The Month in International Trade – August 2018," International Trade Bulletin (September 11, 2018). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Robert Holleyman, Robert L. LaFrankie, Spencer Toubia, Ru Xiao-Graham, Cherie Walterman, Melissa Morris, Evan Yu, Michelle J. Linderman, John B. Brew, Aaron Marx, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Alan W. H. Gourley, Paul M. Rosen, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
Client Alert/Newsletter

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