Adams Lee has more than twenty years’ experience providing strategic advice and legal guidance on complex international trade and administrative regulatory matters to US and foreign companies, trade associations, and foreign governments. He advises companies in a broad range of industries on international trade remedy and trade policy issues.

Adams brings a wealth of knowledge to Harris Sliwoski’s international trade practice. He is adept at quickly evaluating strategic options and developing the best comprehensive legal approach in light of relevant policy and case law. Beyond achieving significant DOC and ITC results that improve his clients’ competitive position, Adams helps them understand complex trade issues so they can make well-informed business decisions.

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago (AD/CVD)

On February 14, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of Melamine from Germany, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Qatar, and Trinidad and Tobago.  The petitions were filed on behalf of Cornerstone Chemical Company. Melamine is used to produce surface coatings and laminates that are used in products like kitchen and

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Glass Wine Bottles from China, Mexico, Chile

On December 29, 2023, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against Glass Wine Bottles from China, Mexico, and Chile. The petitions were filed by the U.S. Glass Producers Coalition, which is comprised of Ardagh Glass Inc., and the union representing workers at the glass factories of Ardagh and two other U.S. producers

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Aluminum Extrusions from 15 Countries

New AD/CVD Petitions: Aluminum Extrusions On October 4, 2023, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against Aluminum Extrusions from fifteen countries, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.  The petitions were filed by

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Pea Protein from China

On July 12, 2023, PURIS Proteins filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Pea Protein from China. Pea Protein is usually sold in powder form and is a food ingredient for foods sold to individuals who are allergic to glutens (e.g., snack bars, plant-based meat products, other gluten-free foods). The U.S. Department of

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Paper Shopping Bags from Cambodia, China, Colombia, India, Malaysia, Portugal, Taiwan, Turkey, and Vietnam

On May 31, 2023, the Coalition for Fair Trade in Shopping Bags, consisting primarily of Novolex Holdings (“Novolex”) and the union workers at the U.S. paper shopping bag manufacturing facilities, filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Paper Shopping Bags from nine countries. China is the largest exporter of the subject shopping bags,

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Three New AD/CVD Petitions: Steel Shelves, Steel Cylinders, Brass Rod

Last week saw a flurry of activity with three new AD/CVD petitions: (1) Boltless Steel Shelving Units from India, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam (AD only); (2) Brass Rod from Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, and South Korea (AD/CVD); and (3) Non-Refillable Cylinders from India (AD/CVD) Two of these petitions are sequels of AD/CVD cases

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International Trade – 2021 Year in Review, Predictions for 2022 – Trump tariffs

The year 2021 began with high hopes for international trade as many thought the incoming Biden Administration would undo many of the unprecedented trade actions taken by the Trump Administration and reset U.S. trade policy.  However, at the end of 2021, most of the Trump tariffs remain in effect and the Biden Administration has largely pushed trade issues to the back burner.  Here, we take a look at some of developments on the Trump tariffs this past year and what to expect for those tariffs in 2022.

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Illegal Transshipping Can Make YOU Rich: Meet the False Claims Act

Reporting someone else for illegal transshipping under the False Claims Act can make you rich. The United States has imposed tariffs and duties against a whole slew of Chinese products, increasing the costs of those products sold to the United States.To avoid these tariffs and duties, many companies are shipping their Made in China products to countries other than China and then shipping those products to the United States, claiming those products were made in a country other than China. This is called transshipping and it is illegal.