Minimizing Risks When Importing Goods Subject to Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
Leveraging Trade Remedies, Recent CIT Decisions and Significant Rules Changes
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to trade counsel on minimizing the risks associated with importing goods subject to antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty orders (CVD). The panel will discuss the new law and its impact for importers as well as how courts have treated AD and CVD cases. The panel will offer best practices for import compliance.
- AD and CVD risks for importers
- Trade Preferences Extension Act
- Significant rule changes
- Impact of new law on AD and CVD
- Recent court treatment
- Strategies for structuring the international agreements
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are the risks to companies when importing goods into the U.S.?
- How does the Trade Preferences Extension Act impact AD and CVD practice?
- What steps can counsel take to minimize the importer’s risks and ensure compliance?
Damon V. Pike
The Pike Law Firm
Mr. Pike specializes in customs and international trade consulting and litigation. He helps multinational... | Read More
Mr. Pike specializes in customs and international trade consulting and litigation. He helps multinational companies navigate the complex rules governing the cross-border movement of goods and services, with the goal of minimizing duty, VAT, and excise tax payments., while maximizing corporate trade compliance. He also counsels clients in addressing any customs and trade problems. He previously was National Director of Customs Services at Deloitte, and prior to that worked at what is now Kilpatrick Townsend, specializing in antidumping and countervailing duty actions.Close
Alexander H. Schaefer
Crowell & Moring
Mr. Schaefer represents clients contending with U.S. import regulations, including the customs and trade remedies laws.... | Read More
Mr. Schaefer represents clients contending with U.S. import regulations, including the customs and trade remedies laws. He assists clients with a broad range of customs issues, including tariff classification, import valuation, focused assessment audits, penalty proceedings, prior disclosures, reconciliation, special duty programs, and free trade agreements. He also represents both petitioners and respondents in a variety of trade remedy cases, including antidumping, countervailing duty, and Section 201 proceedings. He is a member of the International Trade Group's duty recovery team, helping companies identify opportunities to minimize import duty outlays and cut supply chain costs to increase profitability.Close
Prentiss Lee Smith, Jr.
King & Spalding
Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on international trade remedy proceedings, customs matters, trade-related... | Read More
Mr. Smith’s practice focuses on international trade remedy proceedings, customs matters, trade-related litigation, and World Trade Organization issues. He represents clients in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Court of International Trade. In addition, he has assisted clients in antidumping proceedings in Europe and China. Prior to joining his firm, he served as an International Trade Analyst and worked on numerous antidumping proceedings, conducted overseas verifications, advised and briefed government officials, and advised on customs issues including specific Customs and Border Protection correspondence and database language. He also worked on market economy antidumping proceedings.Close
Diane A. MacDonald
Baker & McKenzie
Ms. MacDonald's practice focuses on various areas of international trade law, representing companies... | Read More
Ms. MacDonald's practice focuses on various areas of international trade law, representing companies in US customs enforcement proceedings, export control matters and unfair trade practice cases. She is the author of "Antidumping Duties on Imported Goods: Resellers Beware" published in the California International Practitioner. She is a member of the Illinois District Export Council, a panel of business leaders appointed by the US Secretary of Commerce to provide trade education and counseling to local companies.Close