|:: Trade Remedy Laws
Intellectual property infringement and other unfair acts in import trade:
The USITC investigates certain alleged unfair practices in import trade. Most complaints under this provision involve allegations of patent infringement or trademark infringement.
Antidumping and countervailing duty laws:
U.S. industries may petition the government for relief from imports that are sold in the United States at less than fair value ("dumped") or that benefit from countervailable subsidies provided through foreign government programs ("subsidized"). Dumping and certain subsidizing are considered unfair trade practices.
Market disruption by imports from Communist countries:
The USITC determines whether imports produced in a Communist country are causing market disruption in the United States.
Investigations under the Agricultural Adjustment Act:
The USITC determines whether goods imported from a non-WTO member country render ineffective or interfere with any program of the Department of Agriculture.
Trade Adjustment Assistance:
Safeguarding national security:
The Department of Commerce conducts investigations to determine the effect of imports on the national security.
Denial of U.S. Rights Under Trade Agreements by Foreign Countries:
The U.S. Trade Representative investigates allegations that foreign countries are denying benefits to the United States under trade agreements or are otherwise engaged in unjustifiable, unreasonable, or discriminatory acts that burden or restrict U.S. commerce.