Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD)
Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit
The AD/CVD Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit offers a variety of services
and information resources to help American firms level the playing field by
taking action against unfair trade practices.
Below is an illustrative compilation of related website links that may aid you
in understanding U.S. antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) trade remedy
laws and the petition preparation process. We invite you to browse through the
materials and contact us if you have any questions or would like additional materials.
Import Administration of Department of Commerce
This site provides an overview of all programs within Import Administration.
U.S. International Trade Commission
The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. The U.S. ITC assesses injury to U.S. industries from dumped merchandise.
Manufacturing and Services
This site presents an overview of the industry specializations within Manufacturing and Services. Petitioners sometime find it helpful to seek the assistance of industry specialists when preparing a AD or CVD petitions.
Market Access and Compliance
This site describes the assistance that MAC can provide to obtain market access for American companies and to achieve full compliance by foreign nations with trade agreements they sign with the U.S. The specialists in MAC can assist companies who have trade issues not related to dumping or CVD.
Reserve Bank of India Statistics
This site provides Indian financial data which can be used to calculate values for use in AD cases involving non-market economy countries. Includes sector-specific information.
U.S. International Trade Commission/Dataweb
This site is an Internet tool that is available to the general public. The ITC Dataweb provides import and export data by Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers for the United States. The Department and ITC use this data in their analyses when evaluating petitions. There is no charge for registration and use.
This site provides a list of expected wage rates per hour in U.S. dollars for non-market economies. The Department uses these rates as the official source of wage rates in its dumping and CVD analyses for non-market economies. Wage rates are from the Yearbook of Labour Statistics and updated periodically.
This site provides provides two types of official daily exchange rates for each country. For purposes of antidumping" ("AD") investigations, the program classifies the daily rates as "normal," "fluctuating," or "sustained movement." The actual daily exchange rates used in the program were acquired either from the Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.10 on the web, or from Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC (trading as Factiva) (a fee-based service).
Short-Term Borrowing Rates
This policy bulletin describes the special methodology the Department applies when credit expenses must be imputed in situations where the respondent has no short-term borrowings in the currency in which the sales are denominated.