Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Hot Buttons
Antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty investigations have recently been filed on various imported merchandise such as carbon and alloy steel products and welded pipes. As a result, the construction materials importation industry, along with other industries importing goods subject to AD/CVD duties, are confronted with risk issues that may result to duty and penalty payments, if not properly addressed.
With all the changes that continue to transpire in this area of the law, it becomes more important that practitioners are in the know of the latest developments and updates on antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will offer a discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding antidumping and countervailing duties in 2019. This LIVE Webcast aims to help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk issues in dealing with imported merchandise subject to AD/CVD duties. Speakers, among other things, will also offer best practices for import compliance.
Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
- Antidumping and Countervailing in 2019: The Latest
- AD/CVD Program and Guidelines
- AD/CVD Enforcement Updates
- Key Compliance Trends, Developments and Updates
- Common Risks and Pitfalls and How to Address Them
John M. Peterson, Partner
Neville Peterson LLP
Jay C. Campbell, Partner
White & Case LLP
Nicholas J. Birch, Partner
- Basic background of AD/CVD
- Roles and powers of the Commerce Department in administering AD and CVD statutes;
- Key AD/CVD developments
- Effect of 232 & 301 actions on AD/CVD
- China’s status as an NME
- Scope and anticircumvention proceedings;
- EAPA enforcement investigations
- Interplay between anticircumvention (DOC) and EAPA (Customs)
- Procedures for challenging AD and CVD assessments.
- Compliance considerations for importers
Who Should Attend:
- International Trade Counsel
- Import Compliance Counsel
- Import Control Consultants
- Trading Companies
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Jay Campbell is an international trade lawyer representing foreign producers, foreign governments, and US importers in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings before the US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission, and in related trade litigation before the US Court of International Trade, the US Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit, NAFTA bi-national panels, and WTO dispute settlement panels.
Jay also designs and helps implement AD/CVD compliance programs, and advises on customs matters. His experience spans a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, ball bearings, energy, processed food, lumber, pulp and paper, seafood, steel products, and industrial chemicals. Clients value Jay’s “hands-on” approach and deep knowledge of both the legal and accounting issues raised in trade matters.
Prior to joining White & Case, Jay worked as an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition and previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Donald C. Pogue, Judge, US Court of International Trade.
Jay Campbell is an international trade lawyer representing foreign producers, foreign governments, and US importers in antidumping (AD) and countervailing …
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice embraces all phases of trade law, from counseling and import planning, to representation of clients before government agencies, and litigation in United States and foreign courts. Each new engagement allows him to learn about different industries, products, technologies and people. Whether the practice of law takes him to a high rise office tower in Asia, a factory on a Caribbean Island, or the control room of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, he relishes the opportunity to help clients solve problems and improve their operation.
John regularly represents foreign and domestic clients before United States Customs and Border Protection, the United States International Trade Commission, the United States Department of Commerce, the Foreign Trade Zones Board the Office of United States Trade Representative, the Bureau of Industry and Security, and the Departments of State and Treasury. He also assists clients with issues arising before foreign Customs authorities and international organizations, including the World Trade Organization and the World Customs Organization.
John Peterson has practiced international trade and Customs law since 1977, and has enjoyed every minute of it. His practice …
Nicholas J. Birch is a Partner with Schagrin Associates and was previously a partner at the law firm of Stewart and Stewart. Mr. Birch has experience in a variety of international trade and legal matters including antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, suspension agreements, export controls, bilateral trade and investment agreements, WTO dispute settlement, and international arbitration. Mr. Birch has represented clients before numerous agencies, courts, and international tribunals, including the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Court of International Trade, and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunals. Mr. Birch has also worked in researching and publishing on international investment and treaty arbitration, and in finance and purchasing for a major international manufacturer. He has a JD/MBA with a certificate in WTO Studies from Georgetown University.
Nicholas J. Birch is a Partner with Schagrin Associates and was previously a partner at the law firm of Stewart …
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General knowledge of antidumping and countervailing laws
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About Neville Peterson LLP
Neville Peterson LLP is a law firm concentrating in international and domestic trade regulation matters. For more than 25 years, the firm has provided legal counsel and representation to foreign and domestic corporations and industries, governments, Customhouse brokers, freight forwarders, carriers and individuals in the areas of international trade, Customs law, export controls, intellectual property, antitrust, shipping, product safety, and related Federal regulatory disciplines.
The firm’s practice spans administrative representation, litigation and counseling before United States and foreign agencies, courts and international organizations.
About Schagrin Associates
For 35 years, Schagrin Associates has been dedicated to providing the highest quality advocacy and counsel on matters relating to international trade. The firm is devoted to, and continues to be extremely successful in, litigating matters related to international trade before the U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, and international bodies.
Schagrin Associates also has extensive experience working with lawmakers and trade negotiators to develop and implement trading regimes and strategies that benefit our clients.
Schagrin Associates has a dedicated staff of professionals with a wide range of backgrounds. We combine the capabilities and expertise of a large firm with the economic efficiency and personal attention of a small business.