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New Anti-Circumvention Regulations Open Questions About Public Interest Consideration, Scope Inquiries


Trade Law Daily attended the Georgetown International Trade Update where MMM Partner, Julie Mendoza, participated in a panel on the interplay between the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Commission (ITC). The discussion highlighted differing views between Commerce’s new anti-circumvention regulations and potential reforms to such regulations moving forward. Debated were the various elements of anti-circumvention inquiries, including the prospect of adding a public interest consideration when making decisions on whether to open anti-circumvention cases.

Julie Mendoza spoke about the prospect of adding in such a consideration, sharing that the broader impact of anti-circumvention law should be considered and that the ultimate goal is getting manufacturing back into the United States. Mendoza explained that anti-circumvention laws could harm this prospect for manufacturers that move back, then need to continue importing certain inputs but find the process daunting given the duties on the goods.

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