International Trade and Antidumping Investigations
- Represented U.S. companies as plaintiff in the U.S. Court of International Trade in a case of first impression regarding an important provision of the new antidumping statute that resulted from the Uruguay Round of WTO negotiations. As a result of the court's favorable decision, Federal agency practice was clarified, new regulations were promulgated, and the U.S. companies acting as plaintiff received tens of thousands of dollars in Customs duties refunds.
- Represented a trade association of U.S. steel manufacturers and a trade association of U.S. ferrous metals manufacturers as petitioners in antidumping investigations against unfairly traded imports from major foreign suppliers. In both actions, the investigations resulted in antidumping orders that helped impose a “level playing field” on the U.S. market.
- Negotiated substantial reductions in proposed Customs penalties against U.S. importers of various goods.
- Through contacts in Federal agencies and Capitol Hill, successfully positioned the president of a major U.S. food importers association as a member of an important trade advisory committee, to provide advice on U.S. negotiations of trade agreements and trade policies.
- Counseled U.S. companies in the design and implementation of various programs involving international trade, including participation in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), internal export control compliance programs, and duty drawback programs.