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Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD)

Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit


Elements of a Petition

In order to bring a successful dumping or subsidy petition, a petitioning U.S. industry must provide a reasonable basis to believe or suspect that dumping and/or subsidization of a particular product is occurring, that the domestic industry has suffered “material injury or threat thereof,” and that there is a causal link between them. There are six main areas of a petition. Click on each area below for more information.


Note: For general information purposes only. When interpreting and applying the law, please refer to the Tariff Act of 1930,
as amended, (19 U.S.C. 1671-1671h, 1673-1673h) and the related regulations in Title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
Counseling Assistance Hotline: (202) 482-1255


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