John Clayton

Senior Trade Advisor

Mr. Clayton began his career in International Trade more than thirty years ago in the office of accounting/Anti-dumping investigations at the U.S. Department of Commerce. While at Commerce he was responsible for the analysis of foreign companies financial, cost and tax accounting information. During this time he developed a deep knowledge of the methodologies used by the Department and the nuances of International Trade.

This knowledge coupled with his previous experience as a CPA opened up many opportunities to consult with manufacturers around the world wanting to comply with U.S. Trade laws. As a result, he was able to work on about 100 antidumping cases representing predominately respondent companies wanting to sell their products in the United States. This enabled him to travel around the world to companies located in the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Germany, Italy, France, Sweden, United Kingdom, Canada, Cambodia, South Korea and Vietnam. During this time many of his clients were granted the right to sell their products without any tariffs or antidumping duties.

Later, he also helped defend U.S. companies and their workers against unfair trade practices. He has been fortunate to have gained this experience and hopes to continue to build on this knowledge helping clients as we go into the future.

Mr. Clayton is a certified public accountant.

Mr. Clayton began his career in International Trade more than thirty years ago in the office of accounting/Anti-dumping investigations at the U.S. Department of Commerce. While at Commerce he was responsible for the analysis of foreign companies financial, cost and tax accounting information. During this time he developed a deep knowledge of the methodologies used by the Department and the nuances of International Trade.