Carrie Bethea Connolly advises clients at both the administrative and appellate level on a wide variety of customs and international trade matters, particularly involving trade remedy proceedings and import compliance.

Trade Remedies

Carrie’s past experience working for the U.S. Department of Commerce provides her an insider’s perspective on the workings of federal government agencies which she uses to help clients efficiently navigate complicated bureaucratic processes. While at the Department of Commerce, Carrie was recognized with several awards for her noteworthy contributions to the agency for her work administering antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings.

Carrie’s practice has evolved to not only include antidumping and countervailing duty counseling and litigation (including investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews and scope proceedings) before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission, but extends to other trade remedy proceedings including Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA) actions before U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), as well as counseling on Section 232 steel and aluminum duties and Section 301 duties on Chinese origin goods.

Import Compliance

Carrie has hands-on experience advising clients through the process of importing into the United States. Whether a supply chain is just a concept, goods are en route, or have been stopped or seized, Carrie’s expertise is in guiding clients on how to minimize risk and maximize compliance. Carrie counsels clients in tariff classification and tariff engineering review, country of origin determination, valuation scenarios, exclusion opportunities under Sections 232 and 301 investigations, and evaluation of alternative supply chain opportunities involving free-trade agreements, duty preference programs and customs options for neutralizing or reducing tariff exposure. She regularly represents clients before CBP in obtaining binding rulings, responding to entry inquiries, and defending clients from seizures and liquidated damages penalties.


Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of International Trade


George Washington University Law School
J.D. with honors (2016)

University of South Carolina
B.A. cum laude, Honors College (2013)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Young Trade Professionals
  • Association of Women in International Trade


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2023
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