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Matthew R. Nicely, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP to Speak at TKG’s Event

New York, NY, November 19, 2016 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Matthew R. Nicely, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Anti-dumping (AD) and Countervailing duties (CVD): A 2017 Update LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for January 11, 2017 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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About Matthew R. Nicely
Matthew R. Nicely is a partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP’s International Trade and Customs practice group. His practice covers the full range of the U.S. trade regulatory regime, including trade policy, trade remedies, customs, export controls, economic sanctions, anti-boycott and anti-corruption laws (FCPA). He also advises clients on opportunities and risks presented by international obligations under bilateral, regional, and multilateral trade and investment agreements, including the World Trade Organization (WTO). Matthew has represented clients across multiple industries in antidumping (AD), countervailing duty (CVD), and safeguard litigation, as well as the business implications of day-to-day trade and customs regulation. Relying on his knowledge of WTO agreements, he counsels clients on whether actions taken by member governments comply with WTO Agreements, on implementation procedures under U.S. law, and on methods for resolving trade disputes, including through formal dispute settlement. Matthew has represented clients before multiple U.S. agencies and U.S. courts, including in proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, International Trade Commission, and U.S. Trade Representative and appeals before the Court of International Trade and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He is an adjunct law professor at the American University’s Washington College of Law.

About Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is an international law firm ranked for ten years, including five years in a row as the top-ranked New York-based firm, on The American Lawyer’s A-List of what the magazine calls “the top firms among the nation’s legal elite.” Our attorneys advise and represent clients in over 30 specialized practices from offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Paris, Los Angeles, Miami, Jersey City, Kansas City, and Tokyo. For more information, please visit

Event Synopsis:
Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing duties (CVD) encourage fair market between domestic and imported goods by imposing restrictions on unfairly traded imports. Importers who are not aware if their products are covered by US AD and CVD orders, may find themselves liable for AD/CVD duties. Since AD/CVD duties are unpredictable and may take years before final duties are assessed, the level of risk increases significantly. Importers are vulnerable to increased duty liability long after the goods are imported. Because of this, importers must understand the risk as well as the tools available to protect themselves from unwanted liability and to ensure import compliance.

In this two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help companies and their counsel understand the risk associated with importing goods subject to AD/CVD duties. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent laws which modify the US AD and CVD laws as well as how courts have addressed AD/CVD cases. Speakers will also offer best practices for import compliance.

Key topics include:

Antidumping (AD) and Countervailing Duties (CVD) – An Overview
2017 Update on AD/CVD
AD/CVD Risks for Importers
Restrictions and Covenants
Recent Laws Impacting AD/CVD

Trade Preferences Extension Act
Customs Bill

Recent Court Treatment
Best Practices for Import Compliance

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