Enforcement and Compliance
- REPORT A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT TRADE BARRIER
- Addressing Foreign Government Trade Barriers
- Trade Agreements Compliance Program
- Starting an AD/CVD investigation
- Steel Licensing Program
- Steel Import Monitoring
- Foreign Trade Zone
- Addressing foreign subsidies
- Assist U.S. companies being investigated by foreign trade remedy authorities
AD/CVD Case Information
- ACCESS (case files)
- Federal Register Notices
- Remand Redeterminations
- Section 129 Decisions (URAA)
- Products currently subject to AD/CVD Orders
- Administrative Protective Orders
- Document Filing Instructions
- Statistics and AD/CVD History
- Introduction to Trade Remedies
- Glossary of AD/CVD Terms
- Antidumping Procedures Manual
- Laws and Regulations
- Policy Bulletins
- Trade Agreements
- Foreign Trade Remedy Activity
- Success Stories
- Program Videos
- Links to External Trade Sites
- Index of Public Comments
Enforcement and Compliance
Enforcement and Compliance is led by Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance Paul Piquado
What we do:
Enforcement and Compliance (E&C) safeguards and enhances the competitive strength of U.S. industries against unfair trade through the enforcement of U.S. antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) trade laws and ensures compliance with trade agreements negotiated on behalf of U.S. industries. E&C promotes the creation and maintenance of U.S. jobs and economic growth by supporting the negotiation of international trade agreements to open foreign markets. In addition, E&C works in close coordination with the President’s Interagency Trade Enforcement Center on a variety of trade-related issues.
E&C also administers the Foreign Trade Zones program, and certain sector-specific agreements and programs, such as the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis licensing program and the Enhanced Global Steel Trade Monitor.
Services we provide:
- Counsels U.S. industries on how to petition the U.S. government to seek relief from injurious and unfairly traded imports.
- Monitors steel imports, global import and export trends, and administers the steel licensing program.
- Helps U.S. exporters and investors facing foreign trade/investment barriers
- Ensures foreign government compliance with international trade agreements
- Assists U.S. businesses facing foreign trade remedy (AD, CVD, safeguard) actions.
- Pursues subsidy enforcement and compliance activities.
- Conducts AD/CVD investigations and administrative reviews to determine if imports are being sold at less than fair value or benefitting from unfair subsidization.
- Administers suspension agreements and other bilateral agreements.
- Works with Customs and Border Protection to ensure enforcement of AD/CVD orders and to pursue issues of fraud and duty evasion.
- Participates in and supports negotiation of international trade and investment agreements to provide framework for fair and competitive commerce
- Levels the playing field and improves U.S. competitiveness through the Foreign Trade Zones program.
- Administers programs to facilitate the importation of eligible scientific instruments and apparatus, promote watch and jewelry manufactured in the U.S. insular possessions, and monitor duty free treatment of articles used for the physically handicapped
Who we are:
Enforcement and Compliance is made up of three offices:
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations
Enforces U.S. antidumping duty and countervailing duty laws through the conduct of investigations and reviews to remedy unfairly traded dumped and/or subsidized imports and determines the appropriate duties to offset the unfair trade practices.
Policy and Negotiations
Promotes fair and competitive trade by assisting U.S. exporters facing foreign trade barriers, foreign subsidies and foreign trade remedy cases, supporting consistent administration of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty laws (trade remedy laws), and contributing to the negotiation of improved market access and trade disciplines for U.S industries.
Foreign Trade Zones
Encourages activity and value-added at U.S. facilities in competition with foreign alternatives by allowing delayed or reduced duty payments on foreign merchandise, as well as other savings.
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