Peggy Chaplin Louie
Peggy Chaplin Louie is Senior Attorney with Miller Proctor Law, PLLC. In Ms. Chaplin’s over thirty years in practice counseling clients on import, export and international transportation regulatory issues, she has often been before the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Census Bureau, the International Trade Administration and the Federal Maritime Commission. She counsels clients on best business practices to minimize duties and taxes and avoid penalties by complying with federal regulations.
On import matters, Ms. Chaplin advises clients on classification, valuation, marking, country of origin and preference program matters administered by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. She has extensive experience working with clients on internal audits, prior disclosures and ruling requests.
Regarding export matters, Ms. Chaplin counsels clients on the application of the Export Administration Regulations and the Foreign Trade Regulations to their international shipments. She works with clients on export classification and assists them in complying with export clearance requirements. She represents exporters in investigations conducted by the Office of Export Enforcement and assists them in preparing and filing voluntary disclosures.
On shipping issues, Ms. Chaplin represents clients before the Federal Maritime Commission. She prepares and files license applications for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries and represents clients before the Commission in administrative actions.
Before practicing law, Ms. Chaplin worked for many years as a customs broker and ocean freight forwarder. She holds a current Customs Brokers license. She is a member of the U.S. roster of eligible candidates appointed by the U.S. Trade Representative to review agency determinations on antidumping and countervailing duty matters under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreements, and she has been a panelist on several important Chapter 19 cases. She has served as a mediator and an arbitrator on cases involving commercial and shipping issues.
Ms. Chaplin is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland. She is also admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court; the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the U.S. Court of International Trade.
Ms. Chaplin holds a B.S. from Johns Hopkins University; a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law and an LLM in International Commercial Law from Georgetown University Law Center. She has published articles and lectured extensively over the years, and has held leadership positions in several state and national trade associations.