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WTO Appellate Body Report On U.S. Antidumping And Countervailing Duties Against China Upholds Many Of The Panel's Legal Findings But Reverses On Two Key Issues

President Obama Visits Brazil, Seeks Closer Trading Relationship

China's 12th Five-Year Plan For National Economic And Social Development Provides A Glimpse Of China's Industrial Focus In The Near Term

USTR's 2011 Trade Policy Agenda Targets Job Growth

U.S. Importers Face Jail Time And Massive Fines For Illegally Avoiding Antidumping Duties

Commerce's New Rule On Remedial Tariffs Can Affect Corporate Acquisitions

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WTO Appellate Body Report On U.S. Antidumping And Countervailing Duties Against China Upholds Many Of The Panel's Legal Findings But Reverses On Two Key Issues

The World Trade Organization Appellate Body issued its report regarding the application of U.S. trade remedy laws to China. The WTO Appellate Body reviewed this case after the Government of China appealed previous findings by a lower WTO Panel, which generally held that the U.S. Government's actions were consistent with the WTO. In its findings, the WTO Appellate Body found in favor of the Chinese on two key issues, reversing the findings from the lower WTO Panel. More »


President Obama Visits Brazil, Seeks Closer Trading Relationship

President Obama, along with several prominent administration officials, visited Brazil from March 19-20 as part of his first trip to Latin America since taking office. More »


China's 12th Five-Year Plan For National Economic And Social Development Provides A Glimpse Of China's Industrial Focus In The Near Term

China's much anticipated 12th Five-Year Plan for National Economic and Social Development ("the Plan") was approved by the People's Congress on March 14. The Plan has important implications for industries around the world, because it highlights the Chinese government's areas of focus for the next five years. More »


USTR's 2011 Trade Policy Agenda Targets Job Growth

The Office of the United States Trade Representative ("USTR") has released President Obama's 2011 Trade Policy Agenda ("Agenda") – an annual publication of the Administration's trade policy priorities in the coming year. More »


U.S. Importers Face Jail Time And Massive Fines For Illegally Avoiding Antidumping Duties

U.S. Customs and Border Protection ("U.S. Customs") and the Department of Justice have stepped up prosecution of fraud committed to avoid the payment of antidumping duties. In March 2011, the Department of Justice indicted the owner of a Baltimore-based importer for allegedly making false claims on entry documents. More »


Commerce's New Rule On Remedial Tariffs Can Affect Corporate Acquisitions

Companies that are thinking about acquiring a foreign company that exports to the United States should determine what effect the acquisition may have on remedial duties owed on products exported to the United States. Prior to an acquisition, a company may have no outstanding remedial tariff liabilities. However, the target company could become subject to these duties after acquisition. More »


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Contacts

Gilbert B. Kaplan
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+1 202 661 7981
S. Bruce Wilson (Bruce)
bwilson@kslaw.com
+1 202 626 5590
Jeffrey M. Telep
jtelep@kslaw.com
+1 202 626 2390
Taryn Koball Williams
taryn_williams@kslaw.com
+1 202 661 7895


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