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Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations

The antidumping laws impose duties on imports into the United States of products that are priced below fair value and materially injure the domestic industry producing the same or similar products. The countervailing duty laws are designed to offset foreign government subsidies which similarly cause material injury. We represent domestic and foreign clients in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations before the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC), the USITC and in appeals before the Court of International Trade.

We have represented clients in antidumping cases involving cold rolled steel, steel plate, flat panel displays, aramid fiber, industrial rayon yarn, antifriction bearings, chemicals, television receivers, wax candles and cookware. In countervailing duty investigations, we have represented clients in cases concerning pharmaceuticals, polypropylene fibers, bricks, ceramic tiles, textile products and fresh cut flowers.

Specific Benefits to Clients:

Antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews present significant challenges. The USDOC has sought to simplify the complex rules applicable to and information required in these investigations. Nonetheless, the short response time (45-60 days), exhaustive sales and cost accounting information (shipment and expense data and production costs) and economic analysis required can overwhelm even sophisticated clients.

We provide substantial hands-on support to our clients in these investigations, having been active in antidumping cases since the early 1980s representing both petitioners and respondents. Clients benefit from our experience with the myriad nuances of the information and economic analysis required. This often means rapidly mobilizing all available resources and working with personnel at clients' offices and production facilities. Such close cooperation is needed to provide the information which the USITC and USDOC require within the short time stipulated.

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