November 15, 2004
Washington, DC – David A. "Skip" Hartquist, a senior partner and Chairman of the International Trade Practice at Kelley Drye, will be featured on PBS’ FRONTLINE on Tuesday, November 16th. Mr. Hartquist will discuss a recent antidumping case that Kelley Drye won on behalf of Five Rivers Electronic Innovations LLC, a Tennessee color television manufacturer, and two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the International Division of the Communications Workers of America.
The FRONTLINE program, "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?", focuses on Wal-Mart’s reliance on China for the production of less expensive goods. In addition to Mr. Hartquist, correspondent Hedrick Smith will interview retail executives, product manufacturers, economists, and other international trade experts to examine the effect of America’s growing dependence on Chinese goods and labor. In recent years there have been a series of Chinese trade issues that have strained U.S.-China relations.
In the Five Rivers case antidumping case, Mr. Hartquist and Larry Lasoff, a Member of Kelley Drye’s International Trade Practice, represented the U.S. color television industry before the International Trade Commission (ITC). Mr. Hartquist and Mr. Lasoff demonstrated that Chinese color televisions were being sold below the fair market value and injuring U.S. industry. The ITC ruled in favor of Five Rivers and imposed tariffs of up to 26% on imports of color television sets from China.
A senior partner and Chairman of the International Trade Practice Section, Mr. Hartquist is also the Managing Partner of Kelley Drye's economic consulting subsidiary, Georgetown Economic Services. He concentrates his practice on international trade law, and also represents clients before the White House, numerous Executive Branch departments and agencies, regulatory agencies and the Congress.
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