Irene H. Chen, Esq.
Antidumping Defense Group
1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1012
Washington, DC 20036 USA
School of Law
Bachelors of Arts
Department of Commerce
- Office of Chief Counsel for
International Trade Commission
- Office of General Counsel
Court of Appeals for the
Court of International Trade
District of Columbia
Ms. Irene H. Chen has practiced international trade law in the Washington D.C. area since 2001. She represents foreign producers and U.S. importers in U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, after having spent four years as an attorney at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and another 4 years as an attorney with the U.S. International Trade Commission. Ms. Chen’s work at the Commerce Department included advising the Import Administration division on its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews. Ms. Chen also represented the United States in international trade litigation matters before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the World Trade Organization. Ms. Chen was one of the attorneys on the landmark U.S. and WTO cases regarding the applicability of countervailing duty law to non-market economy countries.
While at Commerce, Ms. Chen served as a legal advisor to the Customs Liaison unit of the Import Administrative, rendering legal advice on matters pertaining to Customs import rulings. Ms. Chen also served as senior counsel to the Statutory Import Programs Staff, and evaluated the antidumping and countervailing duty laws of several foreign countries for compliance with the Agreement on the Implementation of Article VI of GATT 1994, the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, and the Agreement on Safeguards. Ms. Chen’s work at Commerce also included advising the Office of Textile Agreements regarding provisions in the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement.(CAFTA) and the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA).
Prior to her work at the Department of Commerce, Ms. Chen served as a staff attorney at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she advised the Commission on matters pertaining to injury determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
Antidumping & Countervailing Duty Experience
Industries: Aquaculture, Chemical, Consumer Products, Paper, Steel
Countries: China, Ecuador, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad & Tobago
Products: Aluminum Extrusions, Anti-Friction Bearings, Brake Rotors, Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod, Calcium Hypochlorite, Carbon Steel Flat Products, Cased Pencils, Drill Pipe, Hand Trucks, Lined Paper Products, Off-the-Road Pneumatic Tires, Petroleum Wax Candles, Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags, Shrimp, Silicon Metal, Sodium Nitrite, Stainless Steel Plate in Coils, Tapered Roller Bearings
• Represent foreign producer of plastic bags and several U.S. importers in judicial appeal of U.S. Department of Commerce administrative reviews of antidumping duty proceedings before the U.S. Court of International Trade
• Represent large Chinese drill pipe producer in injury, antidumping, and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and judicial appeals before the U.S. Court of International Trade
• Advised several U.S. wire importers regarding trade strategy in response to recently filed U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty petitions.
Downhole Pipe & Equip. v. United States, 963 F. Supp. 2d 1335 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2013)
GPX Int'l Tire Corp. vs. United States, 645 F.Supp.2d 1231 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2009)
Qingdao Taifa Group v. United States, 637 F.Supp.2d 1231 (Ct. Int’l Trade Aug. 11, 2009)
Target Corp. v. United States, 626 F. Supp. 2d 1285 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2009)
Deseado Int'l, Ltd. v. United States, 602 F.Supp. 2d 1360 (Ct. Int’l Trade)
GPX Int'l Tire Corp. v. United States, Slip Op. 09-11 (Ct. Int’l Trade Feb. 12, 2009)
GPX Int'l Tire Corp. v. United States, 593 F.Supp. 2d 1389 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2008)
GPX Int'l Tire Corp. v. United States, 587 F.Supp. 2d 1278 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2008)
Arcelormittal USA Inc. v. United States, Slip Op. 08-52 (Ct. Int’l Trade May 15, 2008)
Gleason Industrial Prods. v. United States, 559 F.Supp. 2d 1364 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2008)
Wheatland Tube Co. v. United States, 496 F. 3d. 1355 (C.A. Fed. Cir. July 25, 2007)
• DS379 United States – Definitive Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China (Complainant: China)
Coauthor, “U.S. Court of International Trade Overview: Non-Market Economy Cases in 2011,” 44 Georgetown J. of Int’l L 15 (2013)