Akin Gump Scores Trade Remedy Win for Westbay LLC

(Washington, D.C.) – The Department of Commerce has ruled in favor of Akin Gump client Westbay LLC in a case involving certain telescoping aluminum swimming pool poles that it imports. The ruling excludes the poles from the scope of the department’s antidumping/countervailing duty (AD/CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from China.

Due to the increasing focus on evasion of AD/CVD orders, the Commerce Department has been reluctant of late to grant such exclusions, particularly in cases involving China. For Westbay, the decision removes years of continuing uncertainty and costs associated with antidumping/countervailing duties exposure and potential Customs and Border Patrol penalties.

The Akin Gump team representing Westbay in this case included Shana Hofstetter and Bernd Janzen, associate and partner, respectively, in Akin Gump’s international trade practice.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 900 lawyers in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

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