Our Trade Remedies practice group offers economic and legal advice to national and foreign companies and governments in antidumping, anti-subsidy, and safeguard investigations. Our advice also encompasses antidumping duties, sunset reviews, and anti-circumvention proceedings. We have represented the interests of several domestic industries such as poultry, agricultural products, textiles, sugar, clothing, footwear, home appliances, ferroalloys, and copper tubing. We have also advised foreign governments on establishing and implementing their commercial law. Furthermore, we have participated in international trade disputes based on treaties entered into by Mexico, either as a panelist or as party counsel.
Some of our Trade Remedies services are:
• Studies for identifying and quantifying dumping or subsidy practices.
• Studies on injury or threat of material injury to domestic industries caused by dumping or subsidy practices.
• Legal representation in antidumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations, as well as in antidumping duties, sunset reviews, and anti-circumvention proceedings.
• Economic and financial advice including “in situ” verifications for companies under investigation for alleged dumping practices.
• Commercial monitoring and alert systems for detecting and preventing unfair trade practices.
• Advice on litigation under NAFTA and World Trade Organization provisions.
• “Trade Planning” to minimize risk of potential antidumping cases in USA.
We have participated in almost 200 antidumping investigations throughout 20 years of practice, formerly as an authority itself and later on in private practice as advisors and counsels for Mexican companies regarding several industries such as:
• Textiles, clothing and footwear.
• Copper tubing.
We have advised foreign governments on establishing and implementing their commercial law, such as:
• The Argentinean Foreign Trade Commission.
• The Government of the Dominican Republic.
• The Government of Peru.
• Representation of the domestic poultry industry in the first and only safeguard measure that has been applied in Mexico pertaining to chicken leg quarters from the United States.
• SAI represented the Mexican olive oil industry, in the only successful case in Mexico against subsidies granted by the European Union to agro-industrial products.
• SAI represented the textile, clothing and footwear industry in the antidumping review procedures against Chinese products, with the largest product coverage against China. This case had the largest number of participants in Mexico (approximately 600 companies).
• SAI successfully represented the domestic poultry industry in relation to chicken leg quarters against exports dumped from the United States, defending its interests all the way up to a binational panel under NAFTA Chapter XIX.