Restrictions imposed on “unfairly traded” imports – including anti-dumping and countervailing (anti-subsidy) duties and safeguards – have long been used not only to “level the playing field” between domestic and imported goods, but also as a tool by which sophisticated companies manage their global competition.
Anti-dumping, Countervailing Duties and Trade Remedies
We have represented foreign and domestic producers, exporters, and importers in a broad range of industries, including steel and ferro-alloys, antifriction bearings, televisions, TV picture tubes and other electronics products, DRAMs, textiles (fibres and finished products), footwear, agri-food and fertilizer products, motion pictures, chemicals and forklift trucks.
Sidley has advised and assisted a number of governments and international institutions with regard to trade policy, including trade remedies matters. We have also participated in advocacy efforts on behalf of clients and trade associations regarding the drafting of the major U.S. trade legislation in 1984, 1988 and following the adoption of the Uruguay Round Agreements in 1994.