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Trade Remedy and Import Relief
Our attorneys have significant experience in antidumping and countervailing duty (subsidy) proceedings, safeguard investigations (Section 201), the special China safeguard provision (Section 421), and other trade remedy procedures. Our firm counsels importers, exporters, domestic manufacturers, foreign producers, international trading companies, and trade associations on all aspects of these U.S. trade laws. In these engagements, we have represented clients from the United States, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Italy, Korea, Moldova, Norway, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, and Ukraine in the steel, nonferrous metal, automotive, chemical, fire protection, office supply, building construction, and food product industries, among others.
Our attorneys regularly represent clients before the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) in original antidumping and countervailing duty (AD and CVD) investigations, administrative, new shipper, and sunset reviews, changed circumstances reviews, and anti-circumvention and scope inquiries. We frequently conduct audits on behalf of our clients in order to minimize any exposure to potential AD or CVD assessments resulting from original investigations and administrative reviews. We also advise clients on the effects of AD and CVD assessments on their products and the impact of such assessments on the operation of their global supply chains. In addition, our attorneys have substantial experience in litigating trade-related matters before the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).
Our firm’s representative work in this area includes the following matters:
Representation of a foreign producer in a precedent-setting decision by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the standard of injury and causation analysis in AD investigations
Representation of domestic manufacturers of fabricated steel products in successful AD proceedings against imports
Representation of a Russian producer in the first AD investigation which treated Russia as a market-economy country
Representation of the U.S. branch of an international trading company in a successful appeal to the U.S. Court of International Trade resulting in the reimbursement of AD duties
Representation of several foreign producers and U.S. importers of steel products in one of the first CVD investigations of imports from China