U.S. Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
Introduction to AD/CVD
Unfair foreign pricing and government subsidies distort the free flow of goods and adversely affect American business in the global marketplace. Enforcement and Compliance, within the International Trade Administration of the Department of Commerce, enforces laws and agreements to protect U.S. businesses from unfair competition within the United States, resulting from unfair pricing by foreign companies and unfair subsidies to foreign companies by their governments.
Additional AD/CVD Resources
Are you a U.S. producer competing against unfair foreign imports? Our AD CVD petition counseling team can help you understand your options under the U.S. trade remedy laws and provide guidance on how to file an AD and/or CVD petition for investigation.
Suspension agreements allow Commerce and interested parties to suspend AD or CVD investigations in favor of an agreement (undertaking) that provides for elimination of the unfair pricing or subsidies, or of the injury caused by the imports under investigation. There are currently eight AD CVD suspension agreement in effect.
Commerce works closely with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on AD/CVD proceedings. They are responsible for enforcing AD/CVD laws on imported goods. CBP also collects AD/CVD cash deposits, administers AD/CVD entries/ assesses and collects final AD/CVD, and enforced AD/CVD on imports that evade AD/CVD orders.
The Department of Commerce issues Administrative Protective Orders to protect business proprietary information (BPI) submitted to its proceedings. Whether you are a firm submitting BPI to the Department, or a representative of a party to the proceeding requesting BPI, these resources can help guide you through the process