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 Bricken’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.

International Trade and Tariffs

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.

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Opportunity to Request DOC AD/CVD Administrative Reviews – Dec. 2021

There is now an opportunity to request DOC AD/CVD Administrative Reviews for products with AD/CVD orders with a December anniversary month. We have posted about many antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions that trigger investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on imports of certain products. Most of these cases result in AD/CVD orders being issued after the DOC and the ITC complete their investigations and make final determinations on whether a domestic industry is injured by subject imports (ITC) and to what extent those imports are dumped or subsidized (DOC).

Biden Trade Tariffs and Duties

New AD/CVD Petition: Snow Throwers from China and Organic Soybean Meal from India

We are still within the first 100 days of President Biden’s administration, and international trade has taken a far lower profile than in President Trump’s first 100 days. Though many are grateful that President Biden has avoided the inflammatory trade rhetoric and the unleashing of wave after wave of tariffs by the Trump Administration, many

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New AD/CVD Petitions: Mobile Access Equipment from China

On February 26, 2021, the Coalition of American Manufaturers of Mobile Access Equipment, consisting of JLG Industries Inc. and Terex Corporation, filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against U.S. imports of certain mobile access equipment, which consists primarily of boom lifts, scissor lifts, material telehandlers, and subassemblies thereof, from China.  Mobile access equipment

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New AD/ CVD Petition –Pentafluoroethane (“R-125”) from China

On January 12, 2021, Honeywell International Inc. filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against U.S. imports of pentafluoroethane (“R-125”) from China. This is just the latest in a long series of AD/CVD cases that have targeted various hydrofluorcarbon (HFC) gases that are largely used as refrigerants in refrigerators and air conditioners.  This case