Alston & Bird’s International Trade & Regulatory Group recognizes that trade remedies proceedings present companies with some of the most complex and politically sensitive issues related to international trade. The imposition of trade remedies can alter the sourcing landscape across an entire industry and shift the competitive balance for many years. We have guided clients through all types of U.S. international trade proceedings, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews, Section 201 (safeguards) actions and Section 301 (unfair trade practices) proceedings. We regularly represent our clients’ interests by appearing before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Office of the United States Trade Representative, the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and we have successfully represented clients throughout all industries in some of the most unique and challenging trade remedies cases of the past 30 years.
Outside of the United States, the number of antidumping investigations initiated by other countries has grown substantially in the last decade. These actions are taken under global trade rules largely harmonized under the WTO antidumping agreement, which is based in large part on U.S. law and practice. In partnership with foreign counsel, we assist clients involved in antidumping investigations arising in other countries. We have managed several antidumping investigations in countries such as China, Brazil, Mexico, Egypt, India and South Africa.