Key Experience

  • Helps clients engage with U.S. executive branch agencies to mitigate and resolve challenges arising from U.S. international trade regulation and policy.
  • Has substantial experience in antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) proceedings and appeals of AD/CVD determinations.
  • Served as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce.


Bernd Janzen advises clients around the globe across a range of trade litigation proceedings arising under U.S. law. These include AD/CVD and safeguard law, U.S. customs requirements, Section 232 of the U.S. Trade Expansion Act of 1962, and Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.

Representative Work

  • Enabled Pulsetech Products Corporation to exclude certain solar products imported from China from duty liability arising under AD/CVD and safeguard orders.
  • Helped Shikoku Chemicals Corporation, a leading Japanese producer of water treatment chemicals, to escape AD duties through a finding by the U.S. International Trade Commission that the Japanese-origin imports did not injure the U.S. industry.
  • Represented the Government of British Columbia in a CVD case against Catalyst Paper, one of the province’s largest manufacturing employers. The Commerce Department initially imposed a CVD order, but on review found that British Columbia did not subsidize Catalyst.
  • Represented NEC Energy Solutions in achieving an exclusion from duties that would otherwise have been imposed under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974.
  • Advising multiple U.S. importers, and foreign governments, in seeking exclusions from duties on aluminum and steel applied under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.


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