Customs and International Trade partner Nate Bolin was recently reappointed to the U.S. Department of State’s Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). This is Bolin’s third consecutive appointment to DTAG, after previously serving on the group for two terms from 2016-2020.
The DTAG, established under the general authority of the Secretary and Department of State as set forth in Title 22 of the United States Code, provides a formal channel for regular consultation and coordination with U.S. private sector defense exporters and defense trade specialists on issues involving U.S. laws, policies and regulations for exports of defense articles, services and related technical data. Members are appointed by the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs on the basis of individual substantive and technical experience and qualifications, and must be representatives of United States defense industry, relevant trade and labor associations, academic and foundation personnel.
Bolin, a noted authority on U.S. export controls, economic sanctions, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and related areas of national security and international trade laws, helps corporations and investors use these laws to strategically grow their businesses and add value to their investments. He is particularly valued by clients in advancing and protecting their interests in these areas before federal agencies, Congress, and U.S. and international trade bodies.