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Biography for Ben Perkins

Ben Perkins, Assistant Editor, is a reporter with International Trade Today and its sister publications, Trade Law Daily and Export Compliance Daily, where he covers sanctions, court rulings, and other international trade issues. He previously worked as a trade analyst for a Washington D.C. advisory firm. Ben holds a B.A. in English from the University of New Hampshire and an M.A. in International Relations from American University. Ben joined the staff of Warren Communications News in 2022.

Recent Articles by Ben Perkins

The Commerce Department erred when it found that canvas banner matisse imported by Berger Textiles was subject to the antidumping duty order on certain artists' canvas from China was in error, said Berger in a Sept. 15 complaint at the Court of International Trade. Berger asked the court to find that the matisse is expressly outside the scope of the orders and to remand the issue back to Commerce (Berger Textiles v. U.S., CIT # 23-00192).Read More >>

The Commerce Department can't use information it knows to be incorrect, exporter Nagase said in its Sept. 8 remand comments to the Court of International Trade. In its Aug. 9 remand redetermination (see 2308100028) covering the 2018-20 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from Japan, Commerce knew that the constructed export price value sales were incorrect but used those values anyway despite correct information on the record, Nagase said. The court can't sustain a determination created using knowingly false information, Nagase said, arguing for another remand (Nagase & Co. v. U.S., CIT # 21-00574).Read More >>

On remand, CBP reaffirmed its determination that Fedmet Resources Corporation evaded the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from China, it said in its Sept. 1 remand redetermination to the Court of International Trade. The agency had sought and was granted a voluntary remand to consider several issues raised in Fedmet’s motion for judgment (see 2306290022) (Fedmet Resources v. U.S., CIT # 21-00248).Read More >>