Lawrence J. Bogard practices before the federal administrative agencies and courts responsible for the tariff and trade laws, particularly those involving such remedies for unfair trade practices as antidumping and countervailing duties.  He has represented clients from a variety of industries in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, and the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office.  He frequently counsels clients on the impact of U.S. trade regulation on international business planning. 

Mr. Bogard represents both domestic and foreign interests.  For example, he has represented major European and Korean chemical companies, members of the Japanese automotive industry, a French jet engine manufacturer, a European sweetener manufacturer, an Italian food products manufacturer, and a Chinese nail manufacturer.  Among domestic interests, he has represented U.S. manufacturers of a variety of fabricated metal products, both individually and as members of trade associations, a major manufacturer of wire and cable products, members of the U.S. aluminum industry, a manufacturer of household appliances, and a manufacturer of art supply products.

The following sample reflects Mr. Bogard’s representation of interested parties in international trade proceedings:

  • Section 201 (“Escape Clause”) investigation of automobiles from Japan
  • Section 201 investigation of motorcycles from Japan
  • Section 421 investigation of ductile iron pipe fittings from China
  • Section 22 (Agricultural Adjustment Act) investigation of tobacco 
  • Countervailing duty and/or antidumping proceedings involving malleable iron pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and South Korea
  • Countervailing duty and/or antidumping proceedings involving carbon steel pipe fittings from Brazil, China, France, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, South Korea, and Venezuela
  • Antidumping proceedings involving stainless steel pipe fittings from Japan
  • Antidumping investigations of ceiling fans and oscillating electric fans from China
  • Antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings involving aluminum electrical conductor rod from Venezuela
  • Antidumping investigation of medium voltage underground distribution cable from Canada
  • Antidumping proceedings involving antifriction bearings from France and Italy
  • Antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings involving pasta from Italy
  • Antidumping investigation of polyvinyl alcohol from South Korean
  • Antidumping investigation against artist canvas from The people’s Republic of China
  • Antidumping proceedings involving certain steel nails from The People’s Republic of China

Mr. Bogard has represented or counseled U.S. companies significantly effected by antidumping or countervailing duty orders against such products as DRAMs from South Korea, Polyethylene Retail Carrier bags from Thailand, Certain Industrial Belts from Japan, Radio Tuners from Japan, and Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from Japan.

Mr. Bogard played key roles in litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit resolving such issues of U.S. antidumping law as the proper standard for analyzing injury caused by concurrent unfairly traded imports from multiple countries and the standing of petitioners to seek remedies under the antidumping laws, as well as seminal issues defining the “transferability” of subsidies, so-called “targeted” dumping, and “level of trade” price adjustments in related party transactions under the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.

Practice Areas:
International Trade and Customs Law

J.D., Georgetown University in 1977
A.B., Vassar College in 1974.

Bar Admissions:
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of International Trade
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional Activities:
Mr. Bogard is a member of the U.S. Roster of trade experts eligible to sit on Dispute Resolution Panels under Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement.  He has served on six such Panels, chairing four of them.

Customs Law and Administration (Supervisory Editor), Thomson Reuters, New York.

Transnational Contracts (Contributing Editor), Thomson Reuters, New York.

“Verification” and “The Role of Petitioner’s and Respondent’s Counsel in an Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Proceeding” (with others) in The Commerce Department Speaks, 1984 The Practicing Law Institute, New York.

“The Treatment of Non-Market Economics Under U.S. Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Law:  A Petitioner’s Perspective” in The Commerce Department Speaks, 1992, The Practicing Law Institute.

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Phone: (202) 861-2959