Antidumping/Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD)

On Wednesday, August 22nd, the United States and Mexico reached a draft agreement that suspends the ongoing antidumping investigation of fresh tomatoes from Mexico. The original antidumping case was filed in 1996 by Florida tomato growers, and since then suspension agreements have been in place to manage trade between the two countries and

The U.S. Department of Commerce (Department) posted a generic version of its tolling memorandum extending all deadlines before the Department in all Antidumping and Countervailing Duty (AD/CVD) proceedings active during the partial government shutdown.

A copy of the memorandum can be found here on the International Trade Administration’s Enforcement and Compliance Website.

On April 19, Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Attorneys hosted a webinar on “Trade in 2018 – What’s Ahead?”

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Summary

From the Section 232 national security tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the ongoing NAFTA re-negotiation, the Trump administration is seeking to implement

On February 21, Commerce announced its affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty (AD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia.

For Argentina (Case No. A-357-820), the ITA calculated final dumping rates of:

LDC Argentina S.A. 60.44 percent
Vicentin S.A.I.C. 86.41 percent
Renova S.A.
Oleaginosa Moreno Hermanos S.A.
Molinos Agro S.A.
Patagonia Energia

The U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit handed a win to a U.S. importer of glycine from China on January 23 when it determined that the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) could not amend a regulation promulgated through formal notice and comment rulemaking by means of a guidance document.

Specifically at issue was the DOC’s

If importers did not have enough to worry about in the new trade protectionist environment – higher duties from dumping, subsidy, section 201 and section 232 cases and increased enforcement – now they also may have to contend with the increased risks of whistleblower cases brought under the False Claims Act (FCA).  31 U.S.C. §§

On January 22nd, President Trump imposed new “safeguard” tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, which will be in place for the next three years before tapering downward.  For the renewable energy industry, this is another major blow from this administration. Solar panels, most of which currently come from China will have

The Department of Commerce submitted its report on the impact of steel mill product imports on U.S. national security to President Trump on January 11.

In a statement on its website, the Department announced that the long-awaited results of the investigation, commonly known as the Section 232 Report, will not be made public until

The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has self-initiated an antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet (common alloy sheet) from the People’s Republic of China (China). So far in 2017, the DOC has initiated 77 AD and CVD investigations in response to petitions filed by the domestic