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Jeffrey O. Frank

Jeffrey O. Frank

Jeff Frank has advanced knowledge of the practical applications of antidumping and countervailing duty laws, regulations, and procedures. Before entering private practice, he was an International Trade Compliance Analyst at the U.S. Department of Commerce where he was involved in nearly every type of antidumping and countervailing duty proceeding.

 
jfrank@wileyrein.com

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Commerce Examining Korean Chaebols Affiliation for the Welded Line Pipe from Korea AD Investigation

Posted in DOC Reviews, Manufacturing, Trade Remedies
The Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) announced its preliminary determination in the less-than-fair-value investigation of welded line pipe from Turkey and Korea on May 15, 2015.  Commerce calculated dumping margins in Korea ranging from 2.52% to 2.67% for all manufacturers.  These dumping margins follow Commerce’s finding of de minimis countervailing duty margins for Korean line pipe… Continue Reading

Treasury Should Assess the Purpose of Korea’s Currency Manipulation

Posted in Manufacturing, Trade Agreement Compliance, World Trade Organization
On April 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released its Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies. Once again, Treasury concluded that “no major trading partner of the United States met the standard of manipulating the rate of exchange between their currency and the United States dollar for purposes… Continue Reading

Who Manipulates Their Currency? Treasury says No One.

Posted in Manufacturing, Trade Agreement Compliance, World Trade Organization
On October 16, the U.S. Department of the Treasury released its Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies.  The report considers whether countries manipulate the rate of exchange between their currency and the United States dollar for purposes of preventing effective balance of payments adjustments or gaining unfair competitive advantage in… Continue Reading

Is There a Trade Remedy When Good Employees Sell Secrets to a Competitor?

Posted in Trade Remedies
The answer to this question may depend on a Section 337 case recently filed at the International Trade Commission. Normally, section 337 cases are filed to halt imports of goods that violate U.S. patents, copyrights, or trademarks.  However, the remedy is not formally limited to traditional intellectual property violations, as this case shows.… Continue Reading
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