With more than 20 years of experience focused on advising and representing clients on a wide variety of customs and international trade issues, Greg McCue leads Steptoe’s customs compliance practice. He advises clients on all aspects of import and export declarations, including harmonized tariff classification numbers, valuation, country of origin determination and marking, entry procedures, recordkeeping, and the use of duty-reducing programs such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement, and others. His clients include importers, exporters, customs brokers, and surety companies. Greg also assists clients with calculating the correct amounts for required import surety bonds and advises on the procedures for maintaining those bonds. He frequently advises importing companies on developing and implementing internal compliance policies, procedures, and manuals for import and export compliance.
Greg represents clients on specific shipments, in policy and rulemaking proceedings before the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and in appeals to the US Court of International Trade and the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Greg regularly prepares and files responses to inquiries from CBP officers, as well as prior disclosures, protests, requests for binding rulings and petitions for cancellation or mitigation of fines, penalties, seizures, and claims for liquidated damages. He also provides advice on practical import and export compliance strategies to satisfy the regulations of other US agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the Department of Transportation.
Greg often advises importing clients on the special requirements that apply to goods subject to antidumping or countervailing duties (AD/CVD). He also advises clients on US export declarations, and the requirements for exporting companies to file electronic export information (EEI) in the Automated Export System (AES).
- District of Columbia
- New York
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1994, Note Contributor and Staff, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
- M.S., Georgetown University, 1994, Foreign Service
- B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1990, with honors, Government and International Studies
- Actively participated in pivotal litigation against the US Customs Service challenging the Harbor Maintenance Tax (HMT) under the Export Clause of the US Constitution.
News & Publications
August 15, 2018 (updated March 2, 2020)
International Law Advisory
September 18, 2020
August 28, 2018
Who's Who Legal, Trade & Customs (2018)
Euromoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading International Trade Lawyers (2008, 2015)
Legal 500 US, Litigation: International Trade (2008, 2013-2014)
- Customs and International Trade Bar Association