On Monday, July 29, 2013, Wiley Rein LLP hosted a general membership meeting of the Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws (“CSUSTL”) featuring remarks from the Department of Commerce’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Christian Marsh, as well as from CSUSTL leadership.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Marsh discussed key initiatives being undertaken by Commerce and the administration, including plans to more effectively enforce trade remedy laws as well as a reorganization of the International Trade Administration.  He also answered questions from CSUSTL members on multiple trade and enforcement related matters.

Alan H. Price, lead partner for Wiley Rein’s International Trade group and President of CSUSTL, hosted the event. “CSUSTL has achieved tremendous success over the last several years in its fight to level the playing field for American workers and producers, and I look forward to leading CSUSTL’s continuing efforts in the fields of bolstering U.S. trade law, import monitoring, and customs enforcement,” Price said.

Moving forward, CSUSTL will continue to expand its membership base and work towards achieving its policy goals and initiatives.  Among other priorities, CSUSTL will seek to raise its profile with the World Trade Organization; continue to promote and support a healthy U.S. manufacturing industry; redouble efforts to counter changes to the current AD/CVD regime; press forward on customs reauthorization matters; and engage key leaders on a variety of trade matters, especially those involving China.

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