Jeffrey Laxague is a consultant for Georgetown Economic Services, Kelley Drye's economic consulting subsidiary. His work focuses on customs issues.
Jeffrey is not licensed to practice law.
Jeffrey left Customs and Border Protection in 2004, after a 33 years in the federal service. During his varied career, Jeffrey worked at the U..S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the World Customs Organization (WCO), and the Department of Commerce, before concluding his career with Customs.
While at the ITC and the WCO in the 1980s, Jeffrey was involved in both the U.S. and world-wide adoption of the Harmonized System as the basis for all import and export tariff classifications. At Commerce during the late 1980s, Jeffrey was responsible for managing the U.S. Steel Voluntary Restraint Agreements with Europe, as well as supervising administrative reviews of dumping and countervailing duty cases. In 1992, Jeffrey joined Customs to act as the Liaison for Customs with Commerce on the administration of all dumping and countervailing duty cases. In 1993, Jeffrey was selected to work in the Office of the Commissioner of Customs, as an advisor to the Commissioner on trade issues. In 1998, Jeffrey transferred to Customs Office of Regulations and Rulings, where he worked on trade legislation and Customs IT modernization. After Congress passed the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, Jeffrey was selected by the Commissioner of Customs to implement this legislation, including the promulgation of required regulations. Jeffrey was the Program Director for the CDSOA until his retirement in 2004. Under his direction, over $750 million in assessed dumping and countervailing duties was disbursed to affected domestic producers.