There are many types of trade remedy proceedings in addition to the typical antidumping and countervailing duty actions. In the U.S. these include Section 201 (escape clause), Section 232 (national security), and Section 301 (investigations), all of which are enjoying a renaissance of use. Manufacturers and trading companies around the world are facing increased complexities in a fragile global supply chain and uncertainties in overseas markets as a result of the proliferation of trade remedy proceedings by the United States and other countries.
With more than three decades of trade remedies experience, our International Trade & Regulatory Team is well positioned to help clients fight the imposition of and address the challenges imposed by trade remedy measures. Our lawyers have guided foreign and domestic producers, exporters, and importers from a broad range of industries through all types of U.S. trade remedies proceedings, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, administrative reviews, scope inquiries, and sunset reviews. We regularly appear before the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Court of International Trade, and Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
We have partnered with trusted colleagues at foreign firms with whom we have a long history to assist clients involved in trade remedy proceedings arising in other countries, often inserting novel and creative arguments for the first time in the investigating country. We have defended clients in trade remedy proceedings initiated by the United States, EU, Canada, Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, India, and China. Our team works seamlessly around the clock from multiple locations, including Washington, D.C., New York, and Beijing. This enables us to handle assignments in multiple jurisdictions worldwide, offering local knowledge, cross-border experience, and global support and advice.