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Buchanan shareholder will review antidumping duty investigation related to Canadian lumber products

WASHINGTON (November 2022) – Daniel Pickard, shareholder and chair of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s international trade and national security group, has been appointed to serve as the chair of a NAFTA binational panel by the Office of the United States Trade Representative and Canada’s Trade Law Bureau. The panel will review the final determination of the antidumping duty investigation on imports of certain softwood lumber products from Canada.

The binational panel is an alternative to judicial review by domestic courts of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases. A panel is established when an industry files a request for review with the NAFTA Secretariat after an investigating authority's decision involving imports.

“I am honored to serve on the panel,” said Pickard. “I look forward to working closely with the binational panelists to ensure that the review is fair under our trade agreements and to all of the parties.”

Pickard has more than 20 years of experience representing clients in international trade and national security related matters.  He was named a panelist of the NAFTA Chapter 19 Binational Panel Roster in 2019 and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Binational Panel Roster in 2022. He also has been a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee since 2014. His most recent appointment is to ITAC 5 which focuses on critical minerals and nonferrous metals, two issues of increasing national security importance.

Pickard represents clients in all aspects of international trade law, including trade remedy matters such as antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard investigations. Specifically, he helps U.S. manufacturing companies who are losing market share or suffering from decreased profits to obtain relief against unfairly priced imports. He is rated among the nations’ leading international trade lawyers and is a frequent presenter and commentator on related issues.