Highlights and News
- Trade Agreements Compliance Program
- Help with foreign trade barriers
- Report a Trade Barrier
- AD/CVD Petitions
- How do I file a Petition?
- Contact Petition Counseling Staff
- Trade Remedy Compliance
- Foreign Trade Remedy Activity
- Steel Licensing
- How do I get a license?
- Steel Import Data
- Monthly Executive Summary
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Subsidies Enforcement
- Subsidies Library
AD/CVD Cases and Policy
- ACCESS (case files)
- Administrative Protective Orders
- Document Filing Instructions
- Federal Register Notices
- Policy Bulletins
- Remand Redeterminations
- Section 129 Decisions (URAA)
- AD/CVD Statistics/Orders in Place
- Products Subject to AD/CVD Duties
- Introduction to Trade Remedies
- Trade Agreements
- Glossary of AD/CVD Terms
- Laws and Regulations
- Case Administration
- Policy and Negotiations Office
Policy and Negotiations
The Policy and Negotiations offices oversee a variety of programs and policies regarding the enforcement and administration of the Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty laws (trade remedy laws) and is actively involved in assisting U.S. industry and businesses with unfair trade matters.
AD/CVD Petition Counseling: Provides counseling to U.S. industry on how to use the trade remedy laws to address unfair pricing and foreign government subsidies that distort the free flow of goods that can injure American businesses. Our experts help U.S. workers and firms understand unfair trade laws dealing with dumping and unfair foreign government subsidies, and the process of filing a petition to request the U.S. government to investigate unfair trade.
Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance: Improves market access for U.S. workers, exporters, and investors and ensures compliance by foreign governments with U.S. trade agreements. The office actively participates in international trade agreement negotiations to ensure agreements that provide fair and competitive international trade, helping to create market opportunities and U.S. jobs. Our team can help you if you are facing difficulties exporting or investing abroad.
Trade Remedy Compliance Staff: Provides U.S. businesses a potent three-pronged approach of monitoring, outreach and advocacy to address potentially unfair application of trade remedies by foreign governments. Effectively using its combination of overseas officers and U.S.-based experts, TRCS analyzes the global use of trade remedy measures; alerts U.S. industry of pending foreign trade remedy actions; evaluates foreign countries’ trade remedy laws, policies and practices for consistency with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules; and maintains an extensive network of contacts with U.S. businesses, industry associations and foreign governments. This coordinated approach is designed to assemble as complete a picture as possible of foreign trade remedy regimes and, where there are problems, address these concerns with foreign governments directly, or at the WTO. Our experts can help companies to better understand what they will be facing, point out deadlines that should not be missed, and provide support to help ensure that the foreign government conducts the investigation fairly and according to international rules.
Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System: Administers the steel import licensing system and monitors imports of steel mill products into the United States. The online automatic licensing system enables importers and brokers to submit license applications, which are required for all imports of steel mill products, with minimal effort and added efficiency. Through this system, the SIMA office collects and publishes import data for steel mill products and monitors steel import trends.
Subsidies Enforcement Office: Coordinates multilateral subsidies enforcement efforts. U.S. exporters, manufacturers and workers can be highly successful in diverse industries and overseas markets when foreign companies or governments play by internationally accepted rules. Our office is committed to confronting foreign government subsidies and related trade barriers that impede U.S. companies' and workers' ability to expand into and compete fairly in these crucial markets. With a variety of resources and tools at our disposal, we can provide businesses with advocacy services, information, and counseling on foreign government subsidy practices. As part of its monitoring of subsidization of foreign competitors, the SEO has created a Subsidies Library which is accessible to the public via the Internet at http://esel.trade.gov.
Statutory Import Programs: Administers the Florence Agreement Program concerning the duty-free import of scientific instruments and apparatus by qualified nonprofit institutions and the Insular Possessions Watch and Jewelry Program regulating duty-free import of watches and watch movements assembled in U.S. insular possessions. Data is also collected on imports of articles for the handicapped under Annex E(ii) of the related Nairobi Protocol.
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