On July 8, 2020, Vallourec Star, LP (“Petitioner”), filed a petition for the imposition of antidumping duties on seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (“SSLPP”) from the Czech Republic, the Republic of Korea (“Korea”), Russia, and Ukraine. In addition, the petition alleges that imports of SSLPP from Korea and Russia are

Entering October Term 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court had never reviewed a Section 337 investigation.  However, some court-watchers thought that Comcast Corporation v. International Trade Commission might have the right ingredients to break that 90-year streak: a former U.S. Solicitor General representing the petitioners; allegations that Chevron deference had led to regulatory overreach; and a

In Husch Blackwell’s May 2020 Trade Law Newsletter, you’ll learn about the following updates in international trade and supply chain law:

  • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announces opportunities to submit comments in the Section 232 investigations on imports of mobile cranes and steel for electrical transformers
  • White House issues Executive Order providing federal

On May 8, 2020, the International Trade Commission voted that there was reasonable indication that dumped and illegally subsidized imports of non-refillable steel cylinders from China are injuring U.S. industry, according to the ITC’s press release.  The affirmative injury vote means that the investigations will continue at the Department of Commerce.  Commerce is scheduled

Update: On April 30, 2020, the Department of Justice (DOJ) withdrew its “statement of interest” in the ongoing antidumping and countervailing duty investigations on mattresses from various countries.  In their filing, the DOJ stated that it, “hereby withdraws that Statement of Interest as not yet ripe.” Currently the U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) is still

On April 30, 2020, the International Trade Commission voted that dumped and illegally subsidized imports of ceramic tile from China are injuring U.S. industry, the ITC said in a press release.  The affirmative injury vote means that Commerce will issue AD/CVD orders on Chinese ceramic tile, and will begin conducting annual administrative reviews, if

The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) filed comments in the U.S. International Trade Commission’s (“ITC”) investigation on whether imports of mattresses from multiple countries are causing injury to the domestic mattress industry.  The petition was filed on March 31, 2020, and the Commerce Department initiated the investigations on April 22, 2020.  In an unusual step, the

Shipping containersOn April 22, 2020, the United States International Trade Commission (“USITC”) unanimously determined that there was reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of common alloy aluminum sheet from Bahrain, Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Oman, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, and Turkey

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of law and public policy, and trade has certainly been no exception.  Given that the supply chains for many critical medical supplies and forms of personal protective equipment (“PPE”) run through China, it was inevitable that this impact would affect the Section 301 investigation of