In 2009, Mowry & Grimson established a Chinese presence. Through this presence, Mowry & Grimson is ideally positioned to provide on-the-ground services to its Chinese clients with native Mandarin speakers who understand U.S. trade law. Mowry & Grimson is also able to offer strategic counseling to Chinese companies seeking to expand in the United States through dynamic advising and training services focusing on U.S. business practices, trade logistics and pertinent U.S. laws, including export controls, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) issues.
For over a decade, China has been the biggest target of U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty actions. Our attorneys have significant experience in the complex non-market economy (NME) methodology used by the U.S. Department of Commerce in calculating antidumping margins in cases involving countries such as China. Our antidumping and countervailing duty practice includes counseling Chinese companies on how to respond to U.S. investigations and their U.S. customers on how to work with their foreign suppliers to obtain the lowest possible antidumping duty margin. The Commerce Department's investigation is a year-long, invasive process often requiring the filing of sensitive financial and production data and a factory visit by U.S. government officials. It is critical for Chinese companies and their U.S. customers to employ U.S. counsel to navigate this process. Mowry & Grimson attorneys have represented Chinese companies and their U.S. customers in some of the biggest antidumping cases involving China, including activated carbon, honey, steel wire rope, wooden bedroom furniture, multilayered wood flooring, hardwood plywood, solar panels and citric acid.
Mowry & Grimson attorneys are also adept at counseling Chinese companies on how to minimize their antidumping liability in the annual administrative reviews conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce after the imposition of an antidumping order. We keep our clients up to date on developments in U.S. and Chinese law that affect their ability to export to the United States.
Since 2009, China has been actively pursuing antidumping and countervailing duty investigations against U.S. exports. In conjunction with local counsel in Beijing, Mowry & Grimson also represents U.S. exporters in navigating such investigations.