ST&R Expands Duty Savings and Supply Chain Expertise

In commerce, a supply chain is a system within organisations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in supplying a product or service to a consumer.

ST&R, announced today the addition of Scott Taylor as a member of the firm and leader of its foreign-trade zones practice area.

He will be part of the firm’s New York office and work with professionals across the country on the intersection of FTZ, international trade, and customs issues.

“United States companies are continuing to innovatively streamline operations and especially lower costs in today’s environment of tariff increases, supply chain disruptions, and uncertain trade policy,” said Lenny Feldman, a member of STR’s Operating Committee. “FTZs are a proven way to address these concerns, and Scott’s legal and operational acumen will heighten our clients’ ability to take advantage of these opportunities.”

“ST&R has long been one of the pre-eminent trade and customs firms in the country, and over the last few years I’ve admired their sharpened focus on assisting businesses to navigate through an increasingly complex and costly environment,” Taylor said. “I’m excited to join this top-notch team and further expand the ways I can serve the trade community.”

Taylor comes to ST&R with more than 20 years’ experience developing and structuring more than 550 FTZ projects, including general-purpose zones and expansions, special-purpose subzones, subzone expansions, alternative site framework applications, boundary modifications, and scope determinations.

He has extensive experience working with officials at the Department of Commerce, United States Customs and Border Protection headquarters and field offices, and congressional offices on Capitol Hill on FTZ issues, and he has negotiated numerous FTZ contracts on behalf of companies.

He also served a constituency of over 500000 as a Kansas City, Missouri City Council Member.

Taylor holds a J.D. from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, an MBA from Rockhurst University, and a B.A. in political science from the University of Kansas.

He is a member of the bar in Missouri and Kansas and before the Court of International Trade.

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