Trade Remedies (AD/CVD/Safeguards)
Our International Trade attorneys have initiated more trade remedy proceedings on behalf of more diverse domestic industries in the past two decades than any other law firm, and our record of success is one that few, if any, can match.
That’s why Chambers USA calls our team “one of the most highly regarded practices in petitioners’ side antidumping issues in the USA, with a phenomenal win rate and a hugely experienced team that offers considerable expertise in trade remedies.”
Our skill in trade remedies work enables us to take on some of the most challenging matters—long-odds efforts—and transform them into wins for clients, securing the issuance of orders and the imposition of duties that aid not only companies and industries, but workers and communities. We also bring value to private equity transactions by evaluating the potential to use trade laws post-acquisition to improve and grow underperforming targets and maximize return on investment.
We go to bat for major U.S. industries and smaller producers alike, representing clients in proceedings conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Trade Representative and in appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Our work spans a vast range of industries: steel, aluminum, foundry products, copper and brass, fabricated metal products, agricultural products, chemicals, fibers and textiles, high-tech material handling, packaging products, plastics, and heavy machinery and construction products, among other industries.
We also represent U.S. and foreign companies in third-country trade remedy actions (antidumping, anti-subsidy and safeguards), in courts in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
Senior Trade Analyst
We have represented domestic industries in successful AD/CVD investigations leading to the issuance of orders and the imposition of duties on numerous products. Recent examples include:
- Raw Honey from Argentina, Brazil, India, and Vietnam (2022)
- Polyester Textured Yarn from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam (2021)
- Aluminum Foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia, and Turkey (2021)
- Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey (2021)
- Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Argentina, Colombia, Egypt, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, and United Arab Emirates (2021)
- Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from China (2021)
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (“PET”) Sheet from South Korea and Oman (2020)
- Steel Welded Wire Mesh from Mexico (2020)
- Metal Lockers from China (2020)
- Polyester Textured Yarn from India and China (2020)
- Vertical Filing Cabinets from China (2019)
- Steel Propane Cylinders from China and Thailand (2019)
- Common Alloy Aluminum Sheet from China (2018)
- Fine Denier Polyester Staple Fiber from China, India, Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam (2018)
- Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea and Taiwan (2018)
- Tool Chests and Cabinets from China and Vietnam (2018)
- Cold-Drawn Mechanical Tubing of Carbon and Alloy Steel from China, Germany, India, Italy, Korea, and Switzerland (2018)
- Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Belarus, Italy, Korea, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom (2018)
- Aluminum Foil from China (2018)
- Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey (2017)
- Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from China (2017)
- Cold-rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Russia and the United Kingdom (2016)
- Hot-rolled Steel Flat Products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom (2016)
- Corrosion Resistant Steel from China, India, Italy, Korea, and Taiwan (2016)
- Polyethylene Terephthalate (“PET”) Resin from Canada, China, India, and Oman (2016)
- Boltless Steel Shelving from China (2015)
- Prestressed Concrete Steel Rail Tie Wire from China and Mexico (2014)
- Wire Rod from China (2014)
- Large Power Transformers from Korea (2012)
- Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from China (2010)
- Kitchen and Appliance Shelving from China (2009)
- Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from China (2009)
- Activated Carbon from China (2007)
- Polyester Staple Fiber from China (2007)
We have represented domestic industries in numerous successful AD/CVD sunset reviews leading to the continuation of orders. Recent examples include:
- Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Japan, Korea, and Taiwan (2022)
- PET Resin from Canada, China, India, and Oman (2022)
- Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Moldova, and Trinidad and Tobago (2020)
- Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from China (2020)
- Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand (2020)
- Persulfates from China (2019)
- Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from India, Indonesia, and Korea (2018)
- Clad Steel Plate from Japan (2018)
- Large Power Transformers from Korea (2018)
- Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines (2017)
- Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India (2017)
- Polyester Staple Fiber from China (2017)
- Stainless Steel Plate from Belgium, South Africa and Taiwan (2016)
- Iron Construction Castings from Brazil, Canada and China (2016)
- Hot Rolled Carbon Steel from Russia (2016)
- Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Italy and Japan (2016)
- Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China, Russia, and Ukraine (2015)
- Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico and Thailand (2015)
- Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From China (2015)
- Mushrooms from Chile, China, India and Indonesia (2015)
- Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from China (2014)
- Steam-Activated Carbon from China (2013)
- Clad Steel Plate from Japan (2013)
Other representations include:
Represented U.S. companies in appeals of numerous trade remedy cases before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit involving activated carbon, pasta, polyester staple fiber, carbon wire rod, hot-rolled, cold-rolled, and corrosion-resistant carbon steel, cut-to-length steel plate, honey, garlic, stainless steel bar, stainless steel wire rod, grain-oriented silicon electrical steel, wire decking, large power transformers, aluminum foil, common alloy aluminum sheet, cold-drawn mechanical tubing, steel propane cylinders, PET sheet, and PET resin.
Represented domestic industry in circumvention reviews of small diameter graphite electrodes (SDGEs) from China, wire rod from Mexico and honey from China.
Represented various U.S. companies in charges of unfair trade practices in foreign markets before courts in Latin America, Africa, Europe and Asia. Products involved include live swine, bovine meat and other food products.
Participated in defending challenges to U.S. trade remedies before the Dispute Settlement Body of the WTO involving steel products from Europe and DRAMs from Korea.
Represented U.S. companies in challenges before NAFTA panels involving a variety of products from Canada or Mexico, including swine, pork, stainless steel flat-rolled products and carbon steel wire rod.
Represented various domestic industries in Section 129 proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission regarding implementation of WTO dispute settlement findings on U.S. AD and CVD determinations.
Represented U.S. companies in various aspects of the implementation and enforcement of the Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports, including litigation, representation in exclusion proceedings, and U.S. government advocacy.