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Damon V. Pike

International Tax Principal; Customs & International Trade Services


Executive Summary

Damon leads the Customs and International Trade Services (CITS) group within the firm’s International Tax Services practice with more than 32 years of experience helping multinational companies navigate the complex rules governing the cross-border movement of goods and services. The goal of the CITS team is to provide end-to-end global consulting services for all aspects of import/export planning and compliance. ​

In addition, Damon advises clients on export compliance and exports controls, often in the context of government contracts under the Trade Agreements Act. He has worked with many companies in filing Voluntary Self Disclosures with, e.g., the Bureau of Industry & Security (Commerce Dept.), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (State Department), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (Treasury Dept.).​

Over his lengthy career, Damon has assisted clients with all aspects of customs and international trade issues. He is especially renowned for his insights in harmonizing transfer pricing policies and customs valuation requirements as part of designing in-house customs and trade compliance programs. While in private law practice, he litigated the first tariff classification case for 3D printers at the US Court of International Trade. Damon’s other areas of expertise include country of origin determinations, free trade agreements qualification, and customs controversy matters (audits, Prior Disclosures, Protests, etc.)

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • International Compliance Professionals Association
  • Licensed U.S. Customhouse broker
  • U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
  • National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America

  • Law Degree, Wake Forest University
  • Postgraduate Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Service), University of Regensburg (Germany)
  • Undergraduate with Honors, Duke University
  • International Business, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • International Business, Friedrich-Alexander University (Germany)