Richard Belanger advises companies, industry associations, and governments on international trade issues, particularly customs, export controls, trade remedies, trade policy and related legislation. His practice extends to counselling, administrative proceedings, litigation and legislative activities. Mr Belanger has developed and helped to implement import/export compliance programmes for major multinational companies from a wide range of industry sectors, including heavy equipment, pharmaceuticals, electronics, steel, food products, footwear and apparel.Mr Belanger is counsel to the US Business Alliance for Customs Modernization (BACM), a coalition of large companies dedicated to streamlining and harmonising government processes for imports and exports. He began his professional career at a customs brokerage, and later served in government as an attorney-adviser at the predecessor agency to US Customs and Border Protection. He also served in the US Army as a medical corpsman, being attached to the Americal Division in Vietnam in 1969–1970. Mr Belanger received his JD from Boston University School of Law and his BA from the University of New Hampshire. Admissions include the US Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals and the District of Columbia.
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