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.

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

antidumping duties from China

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

Antidumping and countervailing duties international trade lawyers

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

Four things importers from China should know about US anti-dumping cases.

Four Things Importers From China Should Know About U.S. Antidumping Cases

Companies importing products into the United States from China may be unfamiliar with terms such as “non-market economy (NME),” “respondent,” and “surrogate values.” However, this quickly changes when such companies’ imported goods are subject to a U.S. antidumping proceeding.U.S. antidumping or “AD” cases are complex. This is especially true for “non-market economy” or “NME” cases,

International Trade in the 2020 Elections – Meh

Election Day is around the corner and ballots are already being cast.  Unlike 2016, when candidate Trump made international trade one of his top campaign issues, trade in this election cycle has rarely been mentioned.  Perhaps if we didn’t have a coronavirus pandemic and outrage over racial and social injustice, trade might have been a

China import duties

What to do When U.S. Customs is Coming After You

Translations of this blog post can be found HERE. Years ago, in Importing Goods From China: The Risks Are Rising, I wrote about how companies can recognize impending antidumping (AD) or countervailing duty (CVD) petitions. In this post I address what you as an importer, exporter or foreign producer should do if you see an AD/CVD storm

New AD/CVD Petition – Metal Lockers from China

On July 9, 2020, List Industries Inc., Lyon LLC, Penco Products Inc., and Tennsco LLC (Petitioners) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Certain Metal Lockers and parts thereof from China. The subject metal lockers are typically used for storage in schools, fitness centers, athletic facilities, warehouses, transportation hubs, retail businesses, and other

coin machines

So Many New AD/CVD Petitions . . . .

Earlier this week we summarized the new antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Twist Ties from China.  But also that same week there were four additional sets of new United States AD/CVD petitions filed against the following: Phosphate Fertilizers from Morocco and Russia (filed 6/26/20) Silicon Metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kazakhstan,