Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg last week notified Congress that it is advocating for a company that specializes in international e-commerce, according to a lobbying registration report.
The international trade and customs law firm is lobbying for Fiftyone Inc. on modifications to U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule provisions concerning products that are exported from the United States and then returned without changes that improve the condition or value of the goods. The provisions include stipulations on products that are exported for temporary use abroad and goods returned to the United States for alteration or repair. But Sandler doesn't discuss in its lobbying registration paperwork the exact nature of the changes it is seeking.
D.C.-based Sandler member David Cohen declined to comment. Cohen, Sandler trade negotiations and legislative affairs president J. Nicole Bivens Collinson and trade and legislative affairs senior director Edward Steiner are handling the account.
The company hasn’t had federal lobbyists before, according to congressional records that date to 1999.