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Senior U.S. Congressional Trade Counsel Stephen Claeys Joins Wiley Rein

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Wiley Rein LLP announced today that Stephen J. Claeys has joined as a partner in the renowned International Trade Practice. Mr. Claeys brings to the firm 25 years of experience advising members of Congress, senior White House and U.S. Department of Commerce officials, and clients on international trade law and policy, and supervising the enforcement… Continue Reading

USTR Files Landmark WTO Complaint, on Behalf of Wiley Rein Client, on China’s Subsidies to Aluminum Producers

Posted in Announcements, Antidumping, World Trade Organization
On behalf of Wiley Rein LLP’s client, Century Aluminum, United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today filed one of the largest and most complicated World Trade Organization (WTO) cases in recent years. The landmark case challenges China’s subsidization of its aluminum industry and seeks to remedy the injury the Chinese government’s policies are causing to the… Continue Reading

Commerce Continues Important SIMA Program for Monitoring Steel Imports

Posted in Announcements, Compliance
On Thursday, the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce extended the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) system, a significant steel import monitoring program, for an additional five years.  The program has now been in place for 12 years, since 2005, and provides timely and streamlined public access to steel import data.  As… Continue Reading

CBP to Publish New Regulations on Evasion of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

Posted in Announcements, Antidumping, Customs Law, Dumping and Subsidies, Trade Remedies
New Regulations Allow for Investigation of Duty Evasion U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released interim final regulations setting up a new procedure for investigating evasion of antidumping (AD) and countervailing duties (CVD).  The interim regulations, which are subject to public comment, put into place important provisions of the “Enforce and Protect Act of 2015,”… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Releases Updated Report on Global Steel Industry Overcapacity

Posted in Announcements, Antidumping, Compliance, Customs Law, Dumping and Subsidies
Today our International Trade Group published a report—the second edition of its kind—on the unprecedented level of overcapacity in the global steel industry, which is severely distorting the world market and threatening the viability of many steel producers worldwide. Since the first edition of Government Intervention and Overcapacity was released in July 2013, excess capacity has… Continue Reading

Alan Price Testifies at U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission’s Hearing on China’s Status as a Non-Market Economy

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Yesterday, I testified before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (USCESRC), participating in the panel entitled “Evaluation of China’s Nonmarket Economy Status.” In the panel, I discussed that whether you look at criteria in United States, European Union, or Canadian law—and each government’s approach to China as a major trading partner—China is not a… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Publishes Updated Version of its DSS and FOCI Issues Handbook

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This week, Wiley Rein’s International Trade practice published an updated version of its Defense Security Service (DSS) and Foreign Ownership Control or Influence (FOCI) Issues Handbook, which reviews the rules that ensure that persons and entities with access to classified or sensitive information comply with industry safeguards for protecting such information. Pursuant to the Department of… Continue Reading

U.S. Trade Representative Asks for Data on Global and Telecom Trade Barriers for Annual Reports

Posted in Announcements, Dumping and Subsidies, Manufacturing, Trade Agreement Compliance, Trade Policy
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking input from companies and industry on trade barriers from around the world, in preparation for its annual National Trade Estimate (“NTE”) Report on Foreign Trade Barriers as well as a more focused report on violations of telecommunications trade agreements. USTR announced its request in an… Continue Reading

International Trade Partner Honored as “Rising Star” By Law360

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Maureen E. Thorson, a standout partner in Wiley Rein’s preeminent International Trade Practice, was profiled as a 2015 “Rising Star” by Law360, which named her one of the nation’s top four international trade attorneys under 40. Ms. Thorson, a licensed customs broker, specializes in petitioner-side anti-dumping and countervailing duty litigation and customs law. Her impressive… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Partner to Participate in Annual D.C. Bar International Trade Law & Policy Debate

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Daniel Pickard, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, will be participating in a program sponsored by the International Trade Committee of the D.C. Bar International Law Section on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The program, “2015 International Trade Law & Policy Debate,” will feature a debate between Dan and Daniel Porter about today’s most… Continue Reading

Chambers Global Ranks International Trade Practice Among Best in the World

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For the fifth consecutive year, Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business has included Wiley Rein’s International Trade group in its worldwide rankings.  The Chambers guides rank the best law firms and lawyers and cover 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. In addition, several of the firm’s attorneys were again singled out by Chambers Global 2015 as leaders in their fields, including, International… Continue Reading

International Trade Practice Named an “International Trade Group of the Year” by Law360 for Fifth Consecutive Year

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For the fifth year in a row, Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice has been named an “International Trade Group of the Year” by Law360.  Wiley Rein’ s Team, chaired by Alan H. Price, was one of three International Trade groups in the country selected by Law360, and is one of only two International Trade practices… Continue Reading