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More About What We Do

Richard Chriss & Co. LLC is an international trade and investment advisory firm founded in 2011 by Richard Chriss, former Chief Agriculture Counsel for the Office of the United States Trade Representative and former Senate Finance Committee International Trade Counsel, to help clients navigate and compete successfully in a challenging global business environment.

We advise corporate clients, farmers and agricultural producers, government agencies, international institutions, and others.

Our clients ask us to:

  • Provide strategic advice regarding the opportunities and challenges presented by current and potential international trade negotiations.
  • Provide strategic advice on market access and trade-related investment issues, particularly issues related to the negotiation, implementation, and                 enforcement of bilateral and multilateral international agreements.
  • Provide guidance on the applicability of WTO rules to trade-restrictive policies and measures (such as unwarranted SPS-related measures) of foreign governments, and assist clients in seeking appropriate U.S. government action in connection with foreign government measures that appear to be inconsistent with WTO obligations.
  • De-mystify WTO agreements and procedures.
  • Provide advice on the potential impact of WTO rulings. Provide strategic guidance on current and proposed executive and legislative branch actions affecting trade and investment.
  • Engage on their behalf with the appropriate individuals at the WTO in Geneva, the Codex Alimentarius Commission, and other international institutions, and with the appropriate European Commission authorities in Brussels.