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Ms. Irene H. Chen has practiced international trade law in the Washington D.C. area for the last 12 years. Ms. Irene H. Chen is now in private practice representing foreign producers and U.S. importers after four years as an attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. 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, including cases at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the World Trade Organization. Ms. Chen’s most recent case at Commerce before her departure was the litigation involving Pneumatic Off the Road Tires from China, both at the U.S. Court of International Trade and at the World Trade Organization.
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 in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, where she advised the Commission on matters pertaining to injury determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations.
Prior to her government positions, Ms. Chen worked as an associate at a boutique litigation firm in Rockville, Maryland. Ms. Chen worked with many Mandarin Chinese speaking clients on commercial litigation matters.
Ms. Chen also worked as a summer associate at a large Tennessee law firm, Baker Donelson Bearman and Caldwell, LP, in matters involving real estate, corporate, tax, and health care legal issues.
Ms. Chen spent a summer working at a Taiwanese law firm, Ding & Ding, where she worked on international business disputes and negotiations involving Taiwanese and Japanese multinational corporations. Ms. Chen has traveled extensively throughout China and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
Antidumping & Countervailing Duty Proceedings
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, 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.
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
B.A., Economics, Columbia University
B.A., Economics, Columbia University
New York, Maryland, Tennessee, District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. Court of International Trade