Douglas Heffner

Douglas Heffner

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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U.S. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws Accompany Trade Preferences Extension Act

The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, which has now passed both houses of Congress and awaits signature by President Obama, contains some significant rule changes and codifications of contested practice with respect to...more

6/29/2015 - Antidumping Duties Countervailing Duties Exports ITC Pending Legislation Trade Preferences Rules U.S. Commerce Department

Court Rules That the DOC’s Interpretation of Finished Goods Kit Exclusion for Aluminum Extrusions is Too Narrow

The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) issued an opinion in Meridian Products, LLC v. United States that could have a significant effect on the interpretation of the “finished merchandise” and/or “finished goods kit”...more

6/29/2015 - Antidumping Duties China Countervailing Duties U.S. Commerce Department

Department of Commerce Issues Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determinations on Uncoated Paper From China and Indonesia

For your information, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued preliminary countervailing duty (CVD) determinations on certain uncoated paper from China and Indonesia. ...more

6/27/2015 - Antidumping Duties China Countervailing Duties Customs and Border Protection Imports U.S. Commerce Department

Department of Commerce Issues Final Margins on Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires from China

For your information, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has issued final antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) determinations on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China. For details regarding...more

6/26/2015 - Antidumping Duties Auto Parts China Countervailing Duties ITC U.S. Commerce Department

U.S. Government Attaches New Duties on Steel Nails

For your information, on June 16, 2015, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted affirmative in connection with final injury investigations on certain steel nails from Korea, Malaysia, Oman, Taiwan, and Vietnam. This...more

6/26/2015 - Antidumping Duties Countervailing Duties Duties ITC Malaysia Manufacturers Taiwan U.S. Commerce Department Vietnam

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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