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Biography for Jacob Kopnick

Jacob Kopnick, Associate Editor, is a reporter for Trade Law Daily and its sister publications Export Compliance Daily and International Trade Today. He joined the Warren Communications News team in early 2021 covering a wide range of topics including trade-related court cases and export issues in Europe and Asia. Jacob's background is in trade policy, having spent time with both CSIS and USTR researching international trade and its complexities. Jacob is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Public Policy.

Recent Articles by Jacob Kopnick

A Washington, D.C., court last week rejected a Russian citizen’s bid to dismiss government accusations that he misled investors about his company’s “key” space technology and several U.S. “adverse national security determinations” against the company. The ruling came after the Securities and Exchange Commission said Mikhail Kokorich, former CEO of space industry startup Momentus, made several “misrepresentations, false statements, and material omissions” in merger discussions with another firm, failing to disclose that the Commerce Department had rejected at least one of his company's export license applications and planned to deny another (SEC v. Mikhail Kokorich, D.D.C. # 21-1869).Read More >>

The International Trade Commission's decision not to cumulate imports of cold-rolled steel from Brazil with the other countries under consideration in the five-year reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on cold-rolled steel flat products "was clearly inconsistent" with the Court of International Trade's past rulings on cumulation in sunset reviews, a group of U.S. companies argued (Cleveland-Cliffs v. United States, CIT # 22-00257).Read More >>

The Commerce Department legally used a quarterly ratios methodology to set the quantity of subject mattresses sold by respondent Zinus Indonesia in an antidumping duty investigation, the Court of International Trade ruled on March 20. Ruling on seven specific challenges raised by Zinus Indonesia and AD petitioner Brooklyn Bedding, Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves also upheld Commerce's decision to use surrogate financial information from Indian mattress maker Emirates Sleep Systems, calculation and application of a profit cap and adjustment to Zinus U.S.'s reported sales deductions.Read More >>