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Trade Remedies

Companies and trade associations regularly rely on Mayer Brown's experience in administrative proceedings arising under anti-dumping laws, countervailing duty or anti-subsidy laws, safeguards and other trade remedies.

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Our team represents parties before the relevant government agencies in the Americas, Europe, Asia and elsewhere around the world. We also appeal rulings before various domestic and international tribunals and apply all appropriate WTO Dispute Settlement Body rulings. In addition to these proceedings, our lawyers help clients proactively protect market share and structure their international operations to minimize their trade remedy vulnerability to trade remedy actions, often by engaging our professionals to conduct dumping "diagnostics" at the client’s facility.

Anti-dumping and Subsidy Issues
We represent clients in anti-dumping investigations and reviews, anti-circumvention proceedings and related litigation involving both market and non-market economies and countries (such as China) with company-specific market economy status. Our lawyers and professionals have had great success before such administrative authorities as the Department of Commerce and International Trade Commission in Washington, the European Commission and Council in Brussels, DECOM in Brasilia, UPCI in Mexico City and MOFCOM in Beijing.

Our lawyers show clients how to receive financial assistance from their governments while minimizing the risks of adverse subsidy proceedings. When controversies over alleged illegal subsidies do arise – such as countervailing duty proceedings, EU trade barrier regulation proceedings, or WTO dispute settlement proceedings – Mayer Brown gives private sector clients and governments effective support and guidance.

Although safeguard actions remain the exception, providing industries such as steel and textile products with relief from increasing but fairly priced imports, we can help clients avert or cope with them as needed.

Section 301 and EU Trade Barrier Regulation
Our trade group helps clients bring or defend against two key types of trade rights violation complaints: Section 301 proceedings before the US Trade Representative and EU Trade Barrier Regulation proceedings before the European Commission. We also help clients work for improved product and service market access using rights and procedures under EU or EU Member State treaties.

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