On September 29, 2020, the Aluminum Association Trade Enforcement Working Group (“Petitioners”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on certain aluminum foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia,
Continue Reading Petition Summary: Certain Aluminum Foil from Armenia, Brazil, Oman, Russia and Turkey

On September 1, 2020, Commerce announced in the Federal Register the opportunity to request an annual administrative review for products that are currently subject to antidumping and countervailing duties.  In addition to administrative reviews, Commerce has included an opportunity to request a new suspension agreement proceeding pertaining to fresh tomatoes from Mexico.
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The U.S. Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced in a Federal Register notice that it is proposing significant changes to its antidumping and countervailing duty regulations.  The last time such sweeping changes were undertaken were in 1997 after the WTO went into effect.  Commerce is requesting comments on the proposed changes by September 14, 2020.

Among the most significant changes outlined in Commerce’s proposal are the changes to its conduct of scope proceedings, which determine whether a certain product is subject to the scope of an AD or CVD order; and to circumvention proceedings where importers are alleged to be avoiding duties, often by using components from the subject country to assemble the product in another country not subject to the relevant AD/CVD order. Currently, both types of proceedings are governed by the same set of regulations in 19 C.F.R. §351.225.  Commerce’s proposal would separate the two proceedings into unique regulatory frameworks.
Continue Reading Commerce Proposes Modifications to AD/CVD Laws to Strengthen Enforcement