February 15, 2017

Doug Heffner Quoted in Law360 on Client Auburn Manufacturing’s International Trade Commission Victory

Washington, D.C. partner Doug Heffner was quoted in a Law360 article titled “U.S. to Impose Hefty Tariffs on Chinese Specialty Fabric.” The ITC’s unanimous injury vote, in response to a case launched by client Auburn Manufacturing more than a year ago, means that the U.S. Department of Commerce will move ahead with the collection of the anti-dumping and countervailing duties it handed down for Chinese amorphous silica fabric last month.

The case alleged that Chinese imports of the fabric were being sold in the U.S. at artificially low prices and subsidized by the Chinese government, and it requested the imposition of duties to counteract those unfair trade practices.

Representing Auburn Manufacturing, Doug remarked that the company was able to hire back six workers due to this “significant victory.” “Auburn Manufacturing is a small company, probably one of the smallest companies to ever use anti-dumping and countervailing duty law,” Heffner told Law360. “They were being battered by Chinese imports and they came to us for help.”

Read Doug's remarks in "US To Impose Hefty Tariffs On Chinese Specialty Fabric."

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