Navigating the Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: What You Need to Know and Do
For the past years, Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing (CV) duties have reshaped the competitive environment in the industry. AD and CV are used to discourage the demand for products deemed to be import sensitive by the United States Department of Commerce (DoC), and, are both used to protect the U.S manufacturing industry from extraneous underselling of U.S. manufacturers.
AD and CVD duties compensate for the damaging effects of goods imported at less than fair market value on the U.S. economy, however, it can become a costly responsibility for the importer.
In this LIVE Webcast, attorneys Mr. John Peterson (Neville Peterson) and Ms. Julia K. Eppard (Hughes Hubbard and Reed) will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals as well as recent developments in Antidumping and Countervailing Duties. As experts, they will present the important issues surrounding this significant topic and they will also identify key strategies to help avoid common pitfalls and risk issues in dealing with imported merchandise subject to AD/CVD duties.
Key topics include:
- Antidumping and Countervailing Duties – An Overview
- Calculating and Determining ADD and CVD
- ADD and CVD Cost
- Common Risks and Pitfalls and How to Address Them
Neville Peterson LLP
- Roles of the Commerce Department and Customs in antidumping and countervailing duty administration;
- Importer liability for antidumping and countervailing duties and ways to challenge same;
- Scope and anticircumvention determinations.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
1. Introduction to the U.S. International Trade Commission’s investigation
2. Preliminary phase
- First decision in a new case
- Questionnaire responses from market participants are an important part of the process
- Low legal standard; most cases are affirmative; DOC continues its investigation
3. Final phase
- Process is repeated but more time to collect information and prepare briefs
- ITC issues questionnaires to US purchasers too
- Higher legal standard
- If the ITC and DOC make affirmative determinations; AD/CVD orders are issued. If the ITC makes a negative determination, the case is terminated regardless of DOC’s decision.
Who Should Attend:
- International Trade Lawyers
- Import Compliance Counsel
- Import Control Consultants
- Import Managers
- Trading Companies
- Foreign Manufacturing Companies
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 …
Julia K. Eppard is an associate in the International Trade practice group of Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office. She has worked on trade remedy cases, representing foreign producers, trade associations, governments and their U.S. customers and importers in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, administrative reviews, sunset reviews, U.S. court and NAFTA panel appeals, and global safeguard cases. Julia has practiced before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Court of International Trade, NAFTA panels, the European Commission and the World Trade Organization. Julia currently serves as the Co-Chair for Trade Remedies for Women in International Trade.
Julia K. Eppard is an associate in the International Trade practice group of Hughes Hubbard’s Washington, D.C. office. She has …
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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 30 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 Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for 12 years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” We advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices. Our firm strikes the balance between scale and agility, handling large and complex matters, while remaining flexible to adapt to clients’ needs and market developments. For more information, please visit www.hugheshubbard.com.