Anti-Dumping and CVD
Antidumping and Countervailing duties seek to remedy artificially low priced imports.
Anti-dumping duties are imposed on importers for illegal "dumping", which is when an exporter is setting prices of a product at such a low price (below the cost of production or below what the product is being sold for in its home market) that it is harming the domestic producers in the United States.
Countervailing duties are imposed on importers to counteract artificially low prices that are a result of illegal government subsidies. Foreign governments offer all sorts of subsidies on exports in the form of tax breaks and credits. Because of these subsidies, exporters are able to offer lower prices than domestic producers in the United States.
Antidumping and countervailing duties level the playing field and negate the advantage that exporters have from illegally dumping products and obtaining illegal government subsidies.
We have experience filing both antidumping and countervailing duty petitions on behalf of an industry to the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission. If your company is being harmed by importers with artificially low prices, you should call us so we can investigate their pricing practices.