Trade Remedies

Importers face a dizzying array of laws that have the potential to dramatically increase the cost of importing into the United States. These include antidumping duty (AD) cases, countervailing duty (CVD) cases, circumvention actions under the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 (EAPA), Section 201 actions, Section 232 actions, and Section 301 actions. Each of these laws adds risk to your international supply chain.

Antidumping and countervailing duties are additional duties assessed against specific articles from specific countries. Antidumping duties are intended to “level the playing field” between unfairly priced imports and similar goods manufactured in the United States. Countervailing duties are intended to “level the playing field” between unfairly subsidized imports and similar goods manufactured in the United States. Importers need to know whether their product is described in an AD or CVD order, and whether the country of origin of their product is one subject to an AD or CVD order. Barnes, Richardson & Colburn attorneys are experts in helping you establish whether the goods are in scope and the country of origin. We are also expert in helping you mitigate your risk if your goods are subject to AD/CVD orders.

The Enforce and Protect Act of 2015 allowed Customs to investigate allegations that goods are imported into the United States without paying AD/CVD duties that are due. In the law this is called circumvention. EAPA investigations can lead to very significant AD/CVD bills for importers. EAPA investigations also move very quickly. Barnes, Richardson & Colburn attorneys can help you respond quickly and properly to an EAPA investigation to ensure the company puts forth the best defense possible.

Section 201 actions are called Safeguard Duties and are intended to give relief to domestic manufacturers seriously injured by increased imports of goods from abroad. Section 232 actions are invoked when the national security of the United States is endangered by imports. Section 301 is invoked when the United States is not getting the full benefit of its international trade agreements. Barnes, Richardson & Colburn attorneys can assist you in navigating imposition of these duties, seeking exclusions (when applicable), or otherwise managing the impact of these duties on your supply chain.

Apr. 16, 2024
Russian Aluminum, Copper, and Nickel Prohibition
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Using French and British English to Classify Imports
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The United States Trade Representative Grinds the Gears of the Rapid Response Mechanism with Two New Requests for Mexico
Apr. 4, 2024
End-User and End-Use Restrictions 101
Apr. 2, 2024
Customs Cracks Down on Invoice Descriptions
Mar. 22, 2024
End -User Restrictions for OFAC SDN Listed Entities
Mar. 22, 2023
DHS Gets a Budget Boost for Combating Forced Labor
Mar. 18, 2024
EAPA Final Rule Allows (Representatives of) Parties to Access Business Confidential Information
Feb. 16, 2024
Volkswagen High-End Vehicles Detained under Forced Labor Law
Feb. 15, 2024
First Bond Guidance in 33 Years Issued
Feb. 13, 2024
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity Implemented
Feb. 12, 2024
The 2018 Trade War Has Been an Employment Failure
Feb. 9, 2024
New Export Control Know-Your-Customer (KYC) Requirements for IaaS Providers
Feb. 2, 2024
Court Clarifies What Qualifies as a "Basket Provision"
Feb. 1, 2024
Fine Makes Clear That the FTC is Serious About Made in USA
Jan. 30, 2024
Sheffield Issues Guide for the Solar or EV Battery Sectors
Jan. 26, 2024
Increased Controls of Exports Destined to Russia or Belarus
Jan. 24, 2024
Importer Avoids 7% Surprise on Agency Arrangement
Jan. 22, 2024
CIT Overturns AD/CVD Evasion Finding
Jan. 19, 2024
BIS's Fast-Track to Resolving Voluntary Self-Disclosure
Jan. 16, 2024
Drug Cartel Linked to $10.4 million Customs Fraud Penalty
Jan. 12, 2024
CBP Attempts to Improve the Entry Type 86 Test with Proposed Modification
Jan. 9, 2024
BIS's FAQs Highlight the Complexity of the AC/S IFR
Jan. 8, 2024
Customs Will Deactivate 232 Exclusions at 95%
Jan. 8, 2024
Customs Publicizes UFLPA Detention Addendum
Dec. 27, 2023
USTR Extends Section 301 Exclusions into the New Year
Dec. 19, 2023
US and EU Appear to Have Trade Truce Through March 2025
Dec. 19, 2023
House Select Committee Advocates Trade Changes with China
Dec. 14, 2023
A U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement is Very Unlikely
Dec. 11, 2023
Groups Advocate Blocking "De Minimis" Entries to stop Black-Market Entry of Deadly Drugs
Dec. 6, 2023
CBP Counts Down to Lift Off on UFLPA Portal
Dec. 4, 2023
Customs Clarifies "Date of Entry" Meaning
Nov. 28, 2023
Key Senators Push to Keep China Tariffs
Nov. 10, 2023
Sheffield Hallam Forced Labor Expert Hired by DHS as Policy Adviser
Nov. 8, 2023
Focus on AGOA Renewal as GSP Appears to Languish
Nov. 3, 2023
Senators Pitch Americas Act as Win-Win, Win-Lose
Oct. 30, 2023
Senator Promoting Carbon Border Adjustment Tax
Oct. 26, 2023
U.S. Sets Forth Arctic Strategy With Significant New Trade Component
Oct. 25, 2023
Asiaway Automotive Components' Mexico Division Hit with Rapid Response Mechanism Review
Oct. 24, 2023
Commerce Continues to Issue Semiconductor Restrictions in Bid to Protect Supply Chains
Oct. 23, 2023
EU Forced Labor Regulation Advancing
Oct. 13, 2023
Understanding the Bureau of Industry and Security's Entity List
Oct. 11, 2023
49 Entities Additions to BIS for Circumvention of Integrated Circuits to Russia
Oct. 10, 2023
Semiconductor Rule Finalized by Commerce
Oct. 5, 2023
New Trade Cases Filed for Aluminum Extrusions from 15 Countries, Promising Additional Complexity and Liability for More Importers
Oct. 4, 2023
Supreme Court Declines to Review Case Arguing Protest Timing
Oct. 3, 2023
European CO2 Reporting Requirement Program Cast