A plea agreement filed in a federal court in the Northern District of Illinois on May 3 described an intricate scheme that evaded the payment of nearly $39 million in duties on imports of honey from China. In the agreement, Hung Yi Lin a/k/a Katy Lin admits to using the freight forwarding company Ms. Lin owned and […]
This week, the Court of International Trade released the public version of its decision Max Fortune Industrial Co. v. United States. In 2011, the Department of Commerce determined that Max Fortune had circumvented the antidumping duty order on tissue paper products from China. At the request of a domestic paper company, Commerce had in 2010 […]
PKR attorney Jordan Kahn published an article in the April 2013 Global Trade and Customs Journal entitled “Commerce’s Commitment to Strengthening US Trade Remedy Laws. “The article describes PKR’s recent litigation achievements on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee before the Court of International Trade and Department of Commerce.
In opinions issued in December 2012 (cit.uscourts.gov/SlipOpinions) and January 2013 (cit.uscourts.gov/SlipOpinions), the Court of International Trade issued important rulings in an action brought to enforce the 1996 Softwood Lumber Agreement. Even though the 1996 SLA expired in 2001, these decisions have continuing relevance for the current SLA, which entered into force in 2006. First, some […]
The Court of International Trade today issued a remand for the Commerce Department to revisit its selection of the Chinese companies used to set the antidumping duty rates in the fourth administrative review of that order. Picard Kentz & Rowe brought the case on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (“AHSTAC”), an association of […]