Douglas Heffner

Douglas Heffner

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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Your Printing Paper Could Get A Lot More Expensive

For your information, on January 21, 2015, a petition was filed asking the U.S. government to investigate whether uncoated paper produced in Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal is being unfairly dumped, and...more

1/22/2015 - Anti-Dumping Duty Australia Brazil China Countervailing Duties Indonesia Portugal Printer Paper Subsidies

Imports From Chinese Companies Owned And Controlled By Chinese Government Entities Now Likely Subject To Higher Dumping Duties

If you import goods that are subject to an antidumping duty (AD) order from a Chinese exporter that is owned and controlled by the Government of China (GOC), your imports may be liable for U.S. AD duties based on the...more

10/20/2014 - Antidumping Duties China Export Controls Exports Government Entities

Certification Requirements Imposed on Solar Cells from Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China

On July 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) announced its antidumping duty preliminary determinations involving Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products from Taiwan and the People’s Republic of...more

7/30/2014 - Antidumping Duties China Class Certification Countervailing Duties Exports Imports Solar Panels Trade Policy U.S. Commerce Department

Is China’s Big Win at the World Trade Organization against the U.S. Government’s Policy on Chinese Subsidies a Game-Changer?

On July 14, 2014, a panel of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of China against certain policies employed by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) in conducting countervailing duty investigations. ...more

7/17/2014 - Appeals China Countervailing Duties Investigations Public Entities Subsidies U.S. Commerce Department WTO

CBP “Reliquidates” Deemed Liquidation Statute

Recently, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) took a new, creative tack in a long struggle with importers regarding application of the “deemed liquidation” statute, 19 U.S.C. § 1504, to entries subject to antidumping and...more

7/3/2014 - Antidumping Duties Countervailing Duties Customs and Border Protection Importers

United Steelworkers File Petition to Impose Substantial Duties on Imports from China of Tires for Passenger Vehicles and Light...

For your information, on June 3, 2014, a petition was filed asking the U.S. government to investigate whether Chinese imports of certain passenger vehicle and light truck (PVLT) tires are being unfairly dumped and subsidized....more

6/5/2014 - Antidumping Duties China Countervailing Duties Exports Imports Trucking Industry

Potential New Risk of High Duties on Chemicals and Gases Imported in High-Pressure Steel Cylinders Manufactured in China

Many companies that import chemicals or gases from China use high-pressure steel cylinders as containers for the imports of their chemical/gas contents. Up until now, many importers simply assumed that they did not need to...more

6/5/2014 - Antidumping Duties Chemicals China Countervailing Duties DOT Imports Oil & Gas Shipping U.S. Commerce Department

Recent Civil and Criminal Actions Highlight Trade Compliance as a Risk Area That Should Not Be Ignored

Recent news highlights what can happen when companies are not compliant vis-à-vis their trade compliance programs, leading to potential civil and criminal actions. Such actions can cost millions of dollars in penalties,...more

5/7/2014 - Civil Liability Criminal Sanctions Customs and Border Protection DHS Exports FCA ICE Imports Trade Policy

Your Shipping Containers Could Get A Lot More Expensive

For your information, on April 23, 2014, a petition was filed asking the U.S. government to investigate whether Chinese imports of 53-foot domestic dry containers are being unfairly dumped and subsidized. The U.S....more

4/28/2014 - Imports Shipping

Court of Appeals Tells Foreign Producers That When It Comes to Countervailing Duties, You Are Your Government’s Keeper

On April 23, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) handed down an opinion, Fine Furniture (Shanghai) Ltd. v. United States, Ct. No. 2013-1158, which may have a significant impact on future...more

4/28/2014 - Countervailing Duties Foreign Commerce Imports U.S. Commerce Department

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