The Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit works to ensure that all U.S. industries facing competition from unfairly traded imports are able to take advantage of the trade law remedies available to them. The staff of this unit is available to answer questions for U.S. industries relating to remedies available under the trade laws, and to assist in the development and filing of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty petitions. The PCAU helps U. industries understand the U.S. unfair trade laws dealing with dumping and unfair foreign government subsidies, and the process of filing a petition requesting the initiation of an investigation. The PCAU assists U.S. companies to understand U.S. unfair trade laws. Any counseling provided prior to official filing of a petition is held strictly confidential. Some examples of how the PCAU may be able to help U.S. companies include: Helping them understand U.S. unfair trade laws dealing with dumping and unfair foreign government subsidies, and the process of filing a petition requesting the initiation of an investigation; Providing guidance to potential petitioners to assist them in determining what types of information will be required in order to pursue action against an industry suspected of unfair trade practices; Assisting potential petitioners in ensuring their petition is in compliance with statutory initiation standards; and Providing small businesses with publicly available tariff and trade data from the Commerce Department, Treasury Department and the International Trade Commission. Follow this link for contact information: http://www.trade.gov/ia
Eligibility: All U.S. businesses.