On Thursday, August 26, 2010, in support of President Obamaís National Export Initiative (NEI), which calls for a doubling of U.S. exports over the next five years, the Commerce Department announced a Trade Law Enforcement Package to strengthen the administration of the nationís trade remedy laws.
U.S. commercial competitiveness and the maximum potential of U.S. exporters can be undermined by the unfair trade practices of governments and firms abroad. Secretary Locke recognizes the importance of providing U.S. businesses and workers with relief from such unfair trade practices, and, consistent with the compliance and enforcement objectives of the NEI, Commerce announced a number of proposals that place a high priority on refining the Departmentís current practice and strengthening the agencyís administration of the nationís antidumping and countervailing duty laws.
The proposals address a range of issues (antidumping duty, countervailing duty, market economy and non-market economy) that have arisen in the course of the Departmentís administration of the unfair trade laws. Below are links to the policy bulletins that Commerce has released in conjunction with this initiative and links to Federal Register notices where Commerce is seeking public comment on initiative proposals.