Morris Manning & Martin, LLP

R. Will Planert

R. Will Planert

Partner
Phone: 202.216.4819
Fax: 202.408.5146
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Will Planert is a Partner in the firm’s International Trade practice. He concentrates on representing multilateral and foreign-based corporations in a wide variety of international trade disputes, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, Section 201 (safeguards) cases, anticircumvention investigations, and customs compliance matters. Mr. Planert appears regularly before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection. He is also experienced in complex litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and before NAFTA binational dispute settlement panels. Mr. Planert counsels domestic and foreign clients on customs compliance issues, NAFTA origin issues, country of origin marking requirements, and quotas.

Representative Experience

  • Serving as co-counsel to the American Institute for International Steel in their constitutional challenge to Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962
  • Represents Canfor Corporation, one of the largest lumber producers in the world, in the antidumping administrative review of Softwood Lumber from Canada conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Represents Hyundai Steel Company in the ongoing antidumping administrative review of Hot-Rolled Steel from Korea
  • Represents the largest producer and exporter of butt-weld pipe fittings from Malaysia in a circumvention inquiry at the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Represents one of the largest Canadian fabricated structural steel producers in the antidumping investigation of Fabricated Structural Steel from Canada at the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Represents several U.S. importers in filing prior disclosures and protests at U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Represents importer in antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews of Magnesia Carbon Bricks from China
  • Represented White Birch Paper in the antidumping duty investigation of Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada at the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Represented foreign steel producers in the U.S. International Trade Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of Standard Pipe from the United Arab Emirates, Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products from Korea, Italy, and Taiwan, Oil Country Tubular Goods from Korea and Turkey
  • American Institute for International Steel v. United States, Ct. No. 18-000152 (Ct. Int'l Trade Mar. 25, 2019)
  • International Industries, Ltd. v. United States, 311 F. Supp. 3d 1325 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2018)
  • Bell Supply Company, LLC v. United States, 348 F. Supp. 3d 1281 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2018)
  • Bell Supply Company, LLC v. United States, 888 F.3d 12222 (Fed. Cir. 2018)
  • Bell Supply v. United States, 83 F. Supp. 3d 1311 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2015)
  • Fedmet Res. Corp. v. United States, 70 F. Supp. 3d 1279 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2015)
  • Fedmet Res. Corp. v. United States, 755 F.3d 912 (Fed. Cir. 2014)

Accolades

  • Selected, The Best Lawyers in America, International Trade and Finance Law, 2019

Membership

  • Member, American Bar Association