Hume & Associates LLC

Hume & Associates LLC (“H&A”) is an international trade-consulting firm that advises clients about challenges and opportunities affecting their business interests. H&A prepares studies on international trade issues and offers advice on strategies for companies engaging in, or impacted by, international trade.

Robert T. “Ted” Hume, Principal


Robert Hume advises from fifty years of experience as an international trade lawyer. He is a graduate of Yale University (BA Economics), Georgetown University (MA Economics), and American University’s Washington College of Law (JD). He worked for eight years in the Treasury’s Office of Tariff and Trade Affairs and the Office of the General Counsel. He became Deputy General Counsel in the US Trade Representative’s Office and then International Trade Counsel for Texas Instruments in Dallas, Texas. His law practice specialized in antidumping and countervailing duty laws. He is now retired and writes from Taos, New Mexico.


International strategist with extensive expertise in business development and project management for technology and non-technology industries, government and private sectors. Demonstrated strengths include:

  • Globalization
  • International Trade
  • Antidumping Law & Practice
  • Import/Export Trade Law
  • Strategic Planning
  • International Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Counsel
  • Lobbying & Advocacy


2014 – present – Hume & Associates LLC – Taos, New Mexico
International Trade Consultants

2008 – 2014 – Hume & Associates LLC – Ojai, California
International Trade Consultants

1990 – 2007 – Hume & Associates PC – Washington, DC
China office – Shijiazhuang, Hebei Province
Law practice, International Trade and Administrative Law

1986 – 1990 – Cades, Schutte, Fleming & Wright – Honolulu, Hawaii
Associate Counsel, International Trade Matters

1981 – 1985 – Texas Instruments -– Dallas, Texas
International Trade Counsel

1980 – 1981 – Deputy General Counsel, Office of U.S. Trade Representative
Head of U.S. delegation: GATT Antidumping and Subsidies Codes

1978 – 1980 – Assistant Chief Counsel, U.S. Customs Service
Responsible for Customs’ Litigation and Government Procurement

1975 – 1978 – Senior Attorney, Office of General Counsel, U.S. Treasury
International Trade and Litigation


Georgetown University M.A. in Economics (1973) – International Trade and Development
American University J.D. (1971)
Yale University B.A. in Economics (1968) – International Trade and Development
Deerfield Academy (1964)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Hawaii, Virginia, US Court of International Trade, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Relevant Public Content


Ted appears in Season 1, episode 3, ‘Garlic Breath’ of the Netflix series ROTTEN

Los Angeles Business Journal

Competitors Raise Stink Over Garlic
By Henry Meier Monday, April 11, 2016

TV Santa Barbara

Numerous appearances on topics like  Globalization and World Economy.