Trade Remedies

Trade lawyers play a crucial role in navigating the complex landscape of trade remedies. They represent clients in proceedings initiated by federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission, specializing in antidumping and countervailing duty (ad/cvd) investigations, scope inquiries, and reviews.

Neville Peterson provides a holistic approach to trade compliance and litigation. Armed with multidisciplinary proficiencies, we counsel clients on how to best navigate trade remedy actions, safeguard measures, and unfair trade practice investigations. We offer strategies for both proactive compliance and reactive approaches, aiming to protect clients’ interests in the global market while ensuring adherence to complex trade laws and agreements. Whether it’s advocating for the imposition of duties on unfairly traded imports or defending against such measures, Neville Peterson can serve as your customs and trade counsel for invaluable guidance and representation.

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Measures

  • AD/CVD Investigations: Guidance and representation in initial antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
  • AD/CVD Scope Inquiries: Counselling on requests made to the Department of Commerce to clarify which products are within the scope of existing AD/CVD orders.
  • AD/CVD Sunset Reviews: Advising on the continuation or termination of AD/CVD orders in mandatory five-year reviews.
  • AD/CVD Proceedings: Managing all aspects of administrative, judicial, and other proceedings related to AD/CVD measures.

Other Unfair Trade Practices and Special Actions

  • Section 301 and Section 232 Duties: Advising on the imposition of additional duties under Section 301 (unfair trade practices related to intellectual property) and Section 232 (national security considerations).
  • Section 201 Investigations: representation in investigations initiated by the U.S. International Trade Commission to determine if imports are causing or threatening to cause injury to domestic industries.
  • Safeguard Measures:
    • Section 201 Investigations: Representing clients in safeguard investigations initiated by the U.S. International Trade Commission.
    • Global and Bilateral Safeguards: navigating international measures to protect domestic industries from serious injury
  • Generalized System of Preferences: Providing counsel on duty-free treatment under the U.S. GSP program and ensuring compliance with eligibility requirements.