Our Trade Remedies team offers comprehensive services in the area of international trade and market access counseling. Whether a company is experiencing an antidumping or countervailing duty problem in the United States, trade disputes in third countries, or World Trade Organization litigation, we can assist. Our professionals represent companies producing industrial, consumer and agricultural products throughout the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe, India, Central America, South America and Mexico.
Over the past 25 years our lawyers have assisted numerous international companies with a variety of international trade disputes, involving a full range of importing and exporting activities, including: U.S. and third-country antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and administrative reviews; antidumping and countervailing duty “preventive checkups;” sunset reviews of antidumping and countervailing duty orders; Section 201 (safeguard) proceedings; Section 301 (violations of U.S. trade rights) proceedings; Section 332 proceedings; and disputes involving international trade agreements, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
We have also assisted domestic companies that seek relief from increasing imports.
- We assist clients in obtaining numerous negative determinations at the U.S. International Trade Commission in preliminary and final investigations and in sunset reviews.
- We assisted a Japanese producer of stainless sheet and strip to reduce its antidumping rate from a 40 percent rate to almost zero, thereby enabling the client to have continued access to the U.S. market.
- In a 2008 sunset review of antidumping duty orders on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Canada and six other countries, we assisted our Canadian client by convincing the International Trade Commission to treat Canadian imports separately from imports from the other countries, and to issue a negative determination regarding Canada. This resulted in revocation of the antidumping duty order against Canadian imports, while the orders against imports from the other six countries stayed in place.
- In the final injury phase, we assisted a French producer of sodium metal in persuading the International Trade Commission that it was not injuring the U.S. industry by reason of French imports.
- We assisted our German client, a producer of stainless steel bar, and our Swedish client, a producer of stainless steel wire rod, in having their respective antidumping duty orders revoked. This case was unique because it was in connection with a World Trade Organization challenge brought by the European Commission concerning the U.S. practice of “zeroing” in calculating dumping margins.
- In a Section 301 trade dispute involving the U.S. and the EU, we assisted our clients in having Italian white wines, cheeses and confectionery goods removed from a list of products against which the U.S. was going to retaliate by imposing 100 percent duties.