"The United States and many of its trading partners use trade remedy laws to lessen the adverse impact of various trade practices on domestic industries, producers, and workers. These laws are deemed consistent with U.S. international obligations provided they conform to the trade remedy provisions agreed to as part of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations (1986-1994) and other trade agreements to which the United States is a party. This report will, first, discuss congressional interest in these laws, and give an overview of recent legislation to amend the laws in Congress. Second, it describes AD [antidumping] and CVD [countervailing duty] laws, procedures and investigations, and provides a statistical overview of existing cases. Third, safeguard statutes and investigations are discussed."
CRS Report for Congress, RL32371