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US ITC Launches Global Rice Trade Investigation

On March 1, 2024, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) officially announced the initiation of a new factfinding investigation into the global rice market. The investigation, titled “Rice: Global Competitiveness and Impacts on Trade and the U.S. Industry” (Investigation No. 332-603), was requested by US House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Chair Jason … Continue Reading

New US Action Against Melamine Imports

On February 14, 2024, US melamine producer Cornerstone filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against melamine imports from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago claimed to be (a) dumped – i.e., sold into the United States at less than fair/normal value prices, and (b) government subsidized.  AD case is … Continue Reading

US ITC to Investigate Global Rice Trade

In a February 5, 2024 letter to the US International Trade Commission (ITC), US House of Representatives Ways & Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (Republican-Missouri) requested that the ITC conduct a Section 332 investigation into the global rice market. The ITC will institute the investigation in the coming weeks, and it could be the first … Continue Reading

New US Action Against Paper Plate Imports

On January 24, 2024, US paper plate producers filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against paper plate imports from China, Thailand and Vietnam claimed to be (a) dumped – i.e., sold into the United States at less than fair/normal value prices and (b) government subsidized.  AD case is against all three countries.  CVD … Continue Reading

New U.S. Action Against Wine Bottle Imports

On December 29, 2023, the U.S. Glass Producers Coalition filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against glass wine bottle imports from China, Mexico and Chile claimed to be (a) dumped – i.e., sold into the United States at less than fair normal value prices and (b) government subsidized.  AD versus China, Mexico and … Continue Reading

USITC Preliminary Injury Decision As To Extruded Aluminum Imports

On November 17, 2023, the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) preliminarily decided that the accused imports injure or threaten to injury a domestic industry as to all accused countries except the Dominican Republic (DR). See Aluminum Extrusions from China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab … Continue Reading

Written Argument to ITC In AD/CVD Extruded Aluminum ITC Preliminary Injury Investigation

In post conference written filings, parties argued: U.S. Producer Petitioners Supporting AD/CVD During the 2020 to present U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) period of investigation (POI), a surge in accused imports pummeled the U.S. market, taking huge sales from U.S. producers and inflicting material injury thereon. ITC should define a single like product (i.e., all … Continue Reading

U.S. Antidumping Law On Vietnam

U.S. antidumping (AD) law imposes AD import duties on imports found to be sold at unfairly low prices (such as below cost plus reasonable profit or fair normal value), that injure a U.S. industry.  Many, and increasingly so, Vietnam exports to the United States are subject to such U.S. AD.… Continue Reading

Extruded Aluminum Trade Remedy Update

On October 4, 2023, a trade remedy (antidumping and countervailing duty) petition was filed against claimed dumped and subsidized imports from 15 countries.   It covered a purported $3 billion+ in accused imports.  That makes it one of the largest trade remedy petitions in many years.  The following two alerts: Commerce Initiation and ITC Conference cover … Continue Reading

TRADE ALERT:  New U.S. Action Against Extruded Aluminum Imports

Today, October 4, 2023, the U.S. Aluminum Extruders Coalition and the United Steelworkers (USW) union filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against extruded aluminum imports claimed to be (a) dumped – i.e., sold into the United States at  less than fair normal value prices and (b) government subsidized. The AD petitions cover China, … Continue Reading

TRADE ALERT: New U.S. Action Against Aluminum Lithographic Printing Plates From China and Japan

On September 28, 2023, Eastman Kodak filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against aluminum lithographic printing plates from China claimed to be (a) dumped – i.e., sold into the United States at less than fair normal value prices and (b) government subsidized; and just an antidumping petition against Japan.  Petition available at https://ids.usitc.gov/case/8144/investigation/8462.… Continue Reading

Vietnam Seeks Market Economy Status For Antidumping

On September 8, 2023, the Government of Vietnam requested that the United States treat Vietnam as a Market Economy (ME) for antidumping (AD) law purposes versus the current Non-Market Economy (NME) status (attached). ME status generally means lower and more manageable/predictable (AD) dumping margins, so it is preferred for AD purposes.  Western press (e.g., Financial … Continue Reading

TRADE ALERT: New U.S. Action Against Mattress Imports

On July 28, 2023, U.S. mattress producers filed a third-wave of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against certain mattress imports, claimed to be (a) sold into the United States at less than normal value (i.e., at unfairly low prices, that are below home or third-country market prices or below cost plus reasonable profit) … Continue Reading

U.S. Action Against Pea Protein from China

On July 11, 2023, PURIS Proteins LLC filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against pea protein from China, claimed to be (a) sold into the United States at less than normal value (i.e., at unfairly low prices, that are below cost plus reasonable profit, based on market economy standards) and (b) government subsidized … Continue Reading

Trade Alert: US Action Against Certain Paper Shopping Bag Imports

On May 31, 2023, Novolex and union workers filed antidumping duty (AD) petitions against certain paper shopping bags imports claimed to be sold into the US at less than normal value (i.e., at unfairly low prices, such as below cost or home or third-country prices) and requested the imposition of AD import duties of: Offsetting … Continue Reading

Trump Officials to Probe Produce Imports, Raising the Risk for More Tariffs in 2020

On September 1, the Office of the US Trade Representative, working with the Departments of Commerce (DOC) and of Agriculture (USDA), announced a number of actions aimed at supporting domestic producers of seasonal/perishable produce.  Their plans – which include new trade actions targeting certain fruit and vegetable imports – could have widespread impacts on produce … Continue Reading
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