ITA Gets Tough On Misconduct In Duties Probes

Law360, New York (April 16, 2013, 5:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has finalized new rules that will beef up its ability to police attorney misconduct during anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings, according to a preview of Wednesday's Federal Register.

Under the new regulations, the agency will be able to suspend or bar attorneys and nonattorneys from practicing in administrative proceedings before the ITA's enforcement body if they are caught in misconduct during an investigation.

The agency will also be able to impose lesser sanctions, like publicly posted reprimands, and...
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