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Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD)

Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit

The AD/CVD Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit has a dedicated staff of professionals who are available to assist U.S. companies in a myriad of ways with respect to the U.S. unfair trade laws. This staff, which is involved in all aspects of initiating antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, brings a tremendous amount of experience which may be of assistance to your company. Some examples of how the AD/CVD Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit may be able to help you include:
  Helping you to understand U.S. unfair trade laws dealing with dumping and unfair foreign government subsidies, and the process of filing a petition requesting the initiation of an investigation;
  Providing guidance to potential petitioners to assist them in determining what types of information will be required in order to pursue action against an industry suspected of unfair trade practices;
  Assisting potential petitioners in ensuring their petition is in compliance with statutory initiation standards;
  Providing small businesses with publicly available tariff and trade data from the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Treasury, and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Although this website is not meant to be a substitute for counseling by private experts, it is designed to introduce you to the basics of the U.S. unfair trade laws with respect to AD/CVD investigations, and provide information on the statutory petition requirements which must be satisfied for the Department of Commerce to initiate an investigation. Prior to the official filing of a petition, any communications with you on these matters will be treated as confidential information and will not be disclosed to outside parties.

Note: For general information purposes only. When interpreting and applying the law, please refer to the Tariff Act of 1930,
as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1671-1671h, 1673-1673h) and the related regulations in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Counseling Assistance Hotline: (202) 482-1255

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