Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some frequently asked questions pertaining to the U.S. AD/CVD laws and the process of filing an AD/CVD petition. If you require additional assistance, please email us at Petition.Counseling@trade.gov or call our hotline at 202-482-1255.
Note: For general information purposes only. When interpreting and applying the law, readers should refer to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1671-1671h, 1673-1673h) and the related regulations in the Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
What are the differences between the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission?
How does an antidumping or countervailing duty investigation proceed? When do I get relief?
Are the services offered by the Petition Counseling Office free of charge?
Is the counseling I receive from the Petition Counseling Office ever part of an official record?
Can anyone file an antidumping or countervailing duty petition?
Is it necessary that I be represented by a lawyer when filing a petition?
How do I submit a petition?
Is there certain information that is necessary to include in a petition?
Does the Department of Commerce maintain a list of programs it has found to be countervailable in previous investigations?
If I harvest an agricultural product, can I file a petition against the processed/finished agricultural product?
The product that is being imported is not identical to what I produce. Can I still file a petition?
How can I get a copy of a filed petition?
I want to file a petition against imports from a country that does not have a market-based economy. Can I do this?
Country X can sell goods here in the U.S. market below my cost of production. Is this dumping?
What are the initiation procedures?
What is the “Initiation Checklist”?