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In some cases, U.S. producers face serious injury from a sudden surge in imports from sources around the globe. In these situations, U.S. producers may be able to obtain temporary relief from import competition even without showing that the imports are unfairly traded. Unlike antidumping and countervailing duty cases, the relief provided is generally imposed against imports from all countries instead of specific countries that are found to be trading unfairly. However, U.S. producers must show a higher degree of injury to be entitled to relief, and that relief is generally of more limited duration. Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing U.S. companies involved in safeguard proceedings.

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