Anti-Dumping, CVD and Other Trade Remedy Proceedings INTERNATIONAL PRACTICES

WilmerHale has represented domestic and foreign producers in more than 100 anti-dumping, countervailing duty (CVD) and safeguards proceedings across the globe.

In the United States, our trade remedies practice regularly includes high-stakes litigation before the US Commerce Department and International Trade Commission. We advise companies on programs to reduce the risk of anti-dumping and CVD liability through corporate planning and Commerce Department administrative reviews, and work with US Customs and Border Patrol to address circumvention and enforcement issues. In addition, we represent clients in appellate litigation before the US Court of International Trade, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and NAFTA panels.

In Europe, we have extensive experience working with the European Commission, lobbying the Anti-Dumping Advisory Committee and appealing cases to the European Court of First Instance. Our team includes lawyers from several key EU Member States.

We have also represented clients in trade remedies proceedings arising under the laws of Argentina, Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, China, Indonesia, Korea, Australia, Malaysia, New Zealand, South Africa, Thailand and Venezuela, and in numerous trade remedies-related GATT and WTO appeals. 


Our experience includes:

  • representing an automobile manufacturer in the anti-dumping case brought by China against imports of automobiles from the United States;
  • representing one of the main companies involved in the US and EU solar panel investigations;
  • representing a machining manufacturer in a successful anti-dumping case brought in the EU challenging its Chinese competitor, and in an anti-dumping case subsequently brought by China;
  • representing a leading industrial company and other US chemical companies in numerous successful anti-dumping investigations, administrative reviews and sunset reviews, including related court appeals, covering imports of several different polymer products from a variety of countries;
  • representing two of the largest Chinese producers—the only two Chinese companies not subject to anti-dumping duties—in the largest anti-dumping case against China to date;
  • representing the Japanese oil country tubular goods industry in securing the revocation of a US anti-dumping order through an ITC sunset review and federal court appeal;
  • representing numerous companies and associations, as well as the European Commission itself, in appeals before the European Court of Justice CFI concerning EU customs and anti-dumping rules;
  • representing companies in litigation before the US Court of International Trade, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and European Court of First Justice involving appeals of countervailing duty determinations; and
  • advising clients in cutting-edge WTO subsidies disputes, including EC– and US–Large Civil Aircraft, Brazil–Aircraft, US–Foreign Sales Corporation, EC–Sugar and Brazil–Desiccated Coconut.