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ITC Continues Duties on Imports of Softwood Lumber From Canada

by Perkins Coie on

Significant antidumping and countervailing duties (AD/CVDs) on imports of softwood lumber from Canada will continue following the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) final affirmative injury determination made...more

New Trade Cases on Imports of Sodium Gluconate, Gluconic Acid, and Derivative Products from China and France

by Clark Hill PLC on

New US antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigations were filed on November 30 against imports from China and France of sodium gluconate (GNA), gluconic acid (GA), and close derivatives, liquid gluconate (LG)...more

Aluminum Imports Again Targeted by a New Trade Case

by Clark Hill PLC on

Chinese aluminum exports are again the target of a new U.S. trade action. On November 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) self-initiated antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations against...more

In Rare Move, Trump’s Commerce Secretary Self-Initiates Chinese Aluminum Trade Remedy Cases

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The U.S. Department of Commerce self-initiated antidumping and countervailing investigations of common alloy aluminum sheet from China on November 28. An accompanying fact sheet estimates dumping margins on the subject...more

Commerce Continues China’s Status as a Non-Market Economy

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On October 26, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced the results of an investigation concluding that China is a non-market economy (“NME”) country for purposes of Commerce’s antidumping analysis. Commerce’s decision...more

Commerce Announces Preliminary Determination in Antidumping Investigation of Aluminum Foil from China and Determines that China...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On Friday, October 27, 2017, the Department of Commerce announced its affirmative preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation on aluminum foil from China. The Department calculated preliminary dumping...more

India Stainless Steel Bar:  Commerce Reinstates Viraj and Venus Back Under Antidumping Duty Order

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On October 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce published its preliminary determination that two Indian bar producers, Viraj Profiles Ltd. (“Viraj”) and the Venus Group (Venus Wire Industries Pvt. Ltd. and its affiliates...more

Commerce Announces Preliminary Subsidy Rates on Chinese and Indian Mechanical Tubing Exports

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On September 19th, the Department of Commerce announced that they will impose preliminary countervailing duties (“CVD”) on Chinese and Indian exports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel. ...more

Commerce Announces Preliminary Subsidy Margins on Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from China

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On September 12th, the Commerce Department announced preliminary subsidy rates in its countervailing duty (“CVD”) investigation of certain tool chests and cabinets from China. The rates calculated for the two examined...more

U.S. Investigation Of Steel Flanges From China And India

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce began its preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930. The Department of Commerce is looking into whether the imports...more

Implications of the 2016 US Presidential Election for Trade Policy

by White & Case LLP on

The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States will have important implications for US trade policy. Assessing these implications in the immediate aftermath of the presidential election is,...more

Preliminary Affirmative Determination in Low Melt Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea and Taiwan

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On August 10th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) unanimously determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of unfairly traded imports of low melt...more

U.S. Exports of Whiskey, Juice, and Dairy Products to Europe Targeted for Retaliation against President Trump’s Plans to Limit...

by Hogan Lovells on

U.S. trading partners have begun to signal their plans to consider retaliatory measures in response to President Trump’s Section 232 Investigations on steel imports. In particular, European Union (EU) officials recently...more

Section 232 and Oil Country Tubular Goods

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

By now, you’ve heard the Trump Administration is conducting a “Section 232 Investigation” into the effect of imported steel and aluminum products on national security. Here’s a primer on the topic....more

Canada-U.S. Softwood Lumber Dispute: What’s Changed? B.C. Log Export Restrictions (LERS) And NAFTA Implications

by Dickinson Wright on

The softwood lumber industry is a vital component of the Canadian and American economies. Both countries have been trading lumber since the 1800s. The softwood lumber dispute is one of the longest and most important trade...more

The National Security Investigation Of Steel Products

by Reed Smith on

The Commerce Department invoked a rarely used statute to begin an investigation into whether the current levels of steel imports are endangering our country’s national security. We expect that the investigation will be...more

President Trump Prioritizes Investigations Regarding the Effects of Steel and Aluminum Imports on U.S. National Security

by K&L Gates LLP on

President Trump has authorized investigations into whether steel imports and aluminum imports impair U.S. national security. All categories of steel and aluminum products from all countries are under review. The...more

Trump Administration Issues ‘Opening Salvo’ in Canada-US Trade Dispute: Department of Commerce Imposes Major Duties on Canadian...

by Dickinson Wright on

On April 24, 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) announced preliminary countervailing duties (CVDs) on Canadian lumber imports. Among the investigation respondents, West Fraser received the highest rate of 24.12%,...more

U.S. Department of Commerce Initiates Section 232 Investigation that Could Limit Steel Imports in the Name of National Security

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum asking Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to expedite an investigation into the effects of steel imports on U.S. national security. The Department of Commerce conducts...more

Trump Administration Launches Probe of Steel Imports Under Trade Expansion Act

Invoking statutory authority not used in almost two decades, President Trump on April 20, 2017, directed the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) to conduct an investigation into the effects of steel imports on U.S. national...more

Trump Administration Initiates Review of Steel Imports under National Security Law

On April 19, 2017, the Department of Commerce (DOC), through its Bureau of Industry and Security, self-initiated an investigation into the effects that steel imports may be having on U.S. national security interests. The...more

"National Security Investigation of Imported Steel Could Be Prelude to Similar Actions Against Other Imports"

On April 20, 2017, President Donald Trump directed the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to conduct an expedited investigation of the harmful impact of steel imports on U.S. national security. The investigation, which will be...more

"Trump Administration Takes New Actions to Enforce Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties and Customs Laws"

On March 31, 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Trade Representative and the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Justice and Treasury...more

U.S. Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip and Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate Manufacturers Granted Relief from Unfair...

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 3, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) issued two affirmative determinations in favor of clients represented by Kelley Drye & Warren. The ITC unanimously determined that U.S. producers of stainless...more

U.S. Ammonium Sulfate Manufacturers Win Relief from Unfair Imports from China

by King & Spalding on

On February 8, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that domestic producers of ammonium sulfate are materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports from China. As a result,...more

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