TRADE AND TARIFFS 2019 AND WHAT TO EXPECT IN 2020

Nithya Nagarajan

Partner at Husch Blackwell

Nithya’s experience working in federal government agencies provides critical perspective as she advises clients on U.S. trade and trade remedies.

 

Her previous roles at the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Court of International Trade give Nithya an insider’s perspective as she counsels clients on administrative and regulatory acts before Commerce, the International Trade Commission and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Nithya also defends appeals in the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, NAFTA panels and the World Trade Organization.

 

Nithya’s focus is trade-remedy strategy and antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings. Nithya has advised foreign manufacturers in India, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea and Vietnam in handling trade and supply chain issues associated with exports to the United States. As a result of this experience, Nithya has a wide-ranging understanding of the business regulatory, financial recordkeeping, and other trade and supply chain issues unique to each of these countries. She has deep experience with all levels of trade remedy proceedings, having led and participated in numerous such proceedings conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Ministry of Commerce in the People’s Republic of China, the DGFT in India and the European Commission. She has conducted trade consultations and negotiations with foreign governments including India, Japan, the Netherlands, Russia and Ukraine, and negotiated several bilateral trade agreements (suspension agreement or undertakings) on behalf of the Department of Commerce in the settlement of antidumping duty investigations.

 

Nithya advises clients to choose preventive medicine instead of a bandage by calling her to avert problems when they start new investments or become mandatory respondents in trade remedy proceedings. As a licensed U.S. Customs broker, she handles classification and entry analysis, prior disclosures and protests.

Recently there has been a significant uptick in all trade remedy actions such as petitions of alleged antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duties on imported products sold in the U.S. at an unfairly low or subsidized price; increased tariffs on imports of almost $600 Billion worth of imports from China; import duties on steel on aluminum; pending and proposed additional duties on autos and auto parts; the revocation of GSP status for India and Turkey; and rumors of a potential 301 action against India.

As these trade actions and tariffs continue to emerge, it becomes more important for businesses and their counsel to be in the know of recent developments as well as potential developments to emphasize the importance of facilitating legitimate trade and supply chain decisions.  This presentation will present to the audience an in-depth analysis of the fundamentals of these trade remedy actions as well as key import compliance procedures and practices to deter the likelihood of risks and issues.

Some topics which will be covered include:
  • Antidumping and Countervailing Duties
  • Section 232 Tariffs
  • Section 301 Tariffs
  • Country of Origin
  • Classification
  • Valuation
  • Use of Foreign Trade Zones

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