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.

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,

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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

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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

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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,

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New AD/CVD Petition: Twist Ties from China

On June 26, 2020, Bedford Industries Inc. (Petitioner) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Twist Ties from China. Yes – twist ties – the thin bendable ties used to close garbage bags, bundle broccoli and other vegetables, and tie up all sorts of other stuff.  The petition does not publicly disclose the

New AD CVD Petitions - Push Lawn Mowers from China and Vietnam

New AD CVD Petitions – Push Lawn Mowers from China and Vietnam

On May 26, 2020, MTD Products Inc. (Petitioner) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Certain Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers from China and Vietnam.  MTD produces lawn mowers that are sold under the Troy-Bilt, Bolens, Cub Cadet and Craftsman brands. Under U.S. trade laws, a domestic industry can petition the U.S. Department of Commerce

New AD CVD Petitions – Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from China

Last week, Worthington Industries (Petitioner) filed antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) petitions against Certain Non-Refillable Steel Cylinders from China. Under U.S. trade laws, a domestic industry can petition the U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) and U.S. International Trade Commission (“ITC”) to investigate whether the named subject imports are being sold to the United States