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Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duty (CVD)

Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit

Related Links

The AD/CVD Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit offers a variety of services and information resources to help American firms level the playing field by taking action against unfair trade practices.

Below is an illustrative compilation of related website links that may aid you in understanding U.S. antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) trade remedy laws and the petition preparation process. We invite you to browse through the materials and contact us if you have any questions or would like additional materials.

Enforcement and Compliance of Department of Commerce
This site provides an overview of all programs within Enforcement and Compliance.

U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC)
The U.S. International Trade Commission is an independent, nonpartisan, quasi-judicial federal agency that provides trade expertise to both the legislative and executive branches of government, determines the impact of imports on U.S. industries, and directs actions against certain unfair trade practices, such as patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. The U.S. ITC assesses injury to U.S. industries from dumped merchandise.

Industry and Analysis
This site presents an overview of the industry specializations within Industry and Analysis. Petitioners may find it helpful to seek the assistance of industry specialists when preparing an AD or CVD petition.

Global Markets
This site describes the assistance that Global Markets can provide for U.S. businesses in international markets. The specialists in Global Markets may be able to assist companies who have trade issues not related to dumping or countervailable subsidies.

U.S. International Trade Commission/Dataweb
This site is an Internet tool that is available to the general public. The ITC Dataweb provides import and export data by Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers for the United States. The Department of Commerce and ITC use this data in their analyses when evaluating petitions. There is no charge for registration and use.

Exchange Rates
This site provides provides two types of official daily exchange rates for each country. For purposes of investigations, the program classifies the daily rates as "normal," "fluctuating," or "sustained movement." The actual daily exchange rates used in the program were acquired either from the Federal Reserve Statistical Release H.10 on the web, or from Dow Jones Reuters Business Interactive LLC (trading as Factiva) (a fee-based service).

Short-Term Borrowing Rates
This policy bulletin describes the special methodology the Department of Commerce applies when credit expenses must be imputed in situations where the respondent has no short-term borrowings in the currency in which the sales are denominated.

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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