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.

China anti-dumping lawyer

New AD/CVD Petitions: Tungsten Shot from China

On July 10, 2024, a new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petition was filed against imports of Tungsten Shot from China.  Tungsten shot is used to produce shotgun shot. The petition was by Tungsten Parts Wyoming, Inc.  Unlike most AD/CVD petition, this petitioner admits that they only began production last year in 2023, and

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New AD/CVD Petitions: (1) Brake Drums from China and Türkiye (AD/CVD) and (2) Low Speed Personal Transportation Vehicles from China (AD/CVD)

On June 20, 2024, two new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of: (1) Certain Brake Drums from China and Türkiye; and (2) Certain Low Speed Personal Transportation Vehicles from China. These AD/CVD investigations will be conducted by two federal agencies: the International Trade Commission (“ITC”) will investigate whether the

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Disposable Aluminum Containers, Pans, and Trays from China

Disposable Aluminum Containers, Pans, and Trays from China On May 16, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of Disposable Aluminum Containers, Pans, and Trays from the People’s Republic of China.  The petitions were filed by the Aluminum Foil Container Manufacturers Association, consisting of Durable Packaging International, D&Q Fine pack,

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Certain Epoxy Resins from China, India, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand (AD/CVD)

On April 3, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of certain epoxy resins from China, India, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.  The petitions were filed by the U.S. Epoxy Resin Producers Ad Hoc Coalition, consisting of two U.S. producers, Olin Corporation and Westlake Corporation. Epoxy resins are used in

2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Lawyers

New AD/CVD Petitions: 2,4-Dichlorophoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) from China and India (AD/CVD)

New AD/CVD Petition: 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) On March 14, 2024, antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed against imports of 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid (2,4-D) from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India.  The petitions were filed by Corteva Agriscience LLC.  2,4-D is the active ingredient used in a wide variety of

Melamine. United States Tariffs and Duties. CVD and AD.

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

Mexico and China wine bottles

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

Aluminum Extrusion Lawsuit AD/CVD United States

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

Pea protein China dumping case

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

Paper Shopping bags duties

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,