In the current era, international trade conflicts are front-page news, and antidumping and countervailing duty actions figure prominently in these disputes.
For more than forty years, ECS has been a leader in providing domestic and foreign clients with the economic and financial analysis and data processing services that are vital to success in such actions. Typically working with a client’s legal counsel, ECS contributes its technical expertise and its long, real-world experience in both the initiation and defense of such cases.
Under U.S. law, dumping exists when imports of a product are sold in the United States at "less-than-normal value" and such sales are causing or threaten to cause "material injury" to a competing U.S. industry.
Countervailing Duty Actions
In general, the DOC imposes a countervailing duty (CVD) when imports benefiting from a foreign government subsidy cause or threaten to cause material injury to a competing U.S. industry.
Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 (known as the "Escape Clause") provides U.S. industries with temporary, comprehensive relief from imports that are entering the country at a rate that causes or threatens to cause serious injury.
Section 337: Intellectual Property Infringement
Under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. Trade Commission conducts investigations into allegations of certain unfair practices related to intellectual property.