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Alan H. Price

Alan H. Price

Alan Price is the chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice and heads the firm’s antidumping and countervailing duty practice. He has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in high-profile, complex international trade regulatory matters, including trade litigation involving public and government relations issues. As lead counsel to Nucor Corporation and the Wind Tower Trade Coalition, Alan has specific expertise in steel and renewable energy matters.

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USTR Announces List of $200 Billion Worth of Chinese Goods that May Be Subject to 10 Percent Tariffs

Posted in Customs Law, Trade Policy
On July 10, 2018, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued another list of Chinese products that may be subject to 10% duties stemming from the Section 301 investigation into China’s unfair practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. This list of products includes 6,031 tariff subheadings, covering a broad range of products, including agricultural… Continue Reading

Wiley Rein Wins AMM Award for Steel Excellence as ‘Best Legal Services Provider’ for Two Years Running

Posted in Announcements
Washington, DC—For the second consecutive year, Wiley Rein LLP has been named “Legal Services Provider of the Year” by American Metal Market (AMM) as part of the publication’s annual Awards for Steel Excellence. The award was presented yesterday evening to Alan H. Price, chair of the firm’s International Trade Practice, at a ceremony in New York City. The awards… Continue Reading

USTR Announces Chinese Goods Subject to 25 Percent Tariffs

Posted in Trade Remedies
U.S. Will Review Additional Goods, Chinese Investment Restrictions Today, June 15, 2018, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced Chinese products that will and may be subject to special duties stemming from the Section 301 investigation into China’s IP practices. USTR has released two lists. List 1 covers 818 tariff lines that… Continue Reading

U.S. Department of Commerce Seeks Comments Regarding China’s Non-Market Economy Status

Posted in Announcements
As part of the antidumping investigation of Certain Aluminum Foil from the People’s Republic of China, the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is soliciting comments regarding China’s status as a non-market economy. The Tariff Act of 1930 defines “non-market economy country” as any foreign country that does not “operate on market principles of cost or… Continue Reading

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

Posted in Announcements
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

Webinar: Trade Policies in the Trump Administration: Part One

Posted in Uncategorized
President-elect Trump’s campaign focused heavily on international trade issues such as free trade agreements, import tariffs, and trade deficits. However, the campaign discourse may differ from the reality of the new Administration. Cut through the rhetoric and identify the challenges and opportunities presented by the Trump Administration. Join us for the first of our two-part… Continue Reading

China’s Request for Market Economy Status

Posted in Antidumping, World Trade Organization
As anticipated, the Chinese government today requested consultations with the United States at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the use of the “non-market economy” (NME) methodology in antidumping investigations. Wiley Rein represents numerous U.S. industries that oppose China’s request for market economy status. China bases its request on the December 11, 2016, expiration of… 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

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

Posted in Announcements
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

United States Concludes 12-Nation Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement

Posted in TPP, Uncategorized
After eight years of negotiations, the United States and 11 other nations concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement on Monday in Atlanta. The 12 nations announced their agreement at a press conference hosted by U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Monday morning. The agreement is the largest ever free trade agreement, covering approximately 40… Continue Reading

Treatment of China as a Non-Market Economy Country After 2016

Posted in Antidumping, World Trade Organization
When China joined the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, there was general agreement that because of the Chinese government’s pervasive control over prices, it would be unrealistic to require other WTO members to use Chinese prices and costs in antidumping investigations of Chinese imports. This agreement was embodied in Section 15 of China’s Protocol… Continue Reading

RMB Devaluation Reveals Continued Manipulation of Financial Markets

Posted in Manufacturing, Trade Negotiations, Trade Policy
The People’s Bank of China (PBoC) on Tuesday devalued the country’s currency, the RMB, by approximately 2%.  Just weeks after China’s stock market regulators engineered a “recovery” in share prices by allowing mass-suspensions in trading and forcing state-owned financial institutions to buy and hold shares, the move stands as another stark reminder of the extensive… Continue Reading

International Trade Partner Honored as “Rising Star” By Law360

Posted in Announcements
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

Posted in Announcements
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

Posted in Announcements
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

Posted in Announcements
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