Timothy C. Brightbill



  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Editor: Please tell us about your professional backgrounds.
  • Monday, October 4, 2010
    On August 5, 2010, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) introduced legislation to reinforce and strengthen U.S. government enforcement of the trade remedy laws. "The Enforcing Orders and Reducing Circumvention and Evasion (ENFORCE) Act of 2010" (the ENFORCE Act), is expected to receive broad bipartisan support in the Senate. A similar measure...
  • A Current Snapshot Of Our International Trade Policy
    Monday, May 3, 2010
    Editor: Please tell our readers about your professional background and your current legal practice.
  • The Recovery Act's Buy American Restrictions
    Monday, April 5, 2010
    Section 1605 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) contains a unique "Buy American" provision that prohibits the use of foreign iron, steel or manufactured goods on projects funded through the Recovery Act, subject to certain exceptions discussed below.
  • Monday, January 1, 2007
    Almost every important customs issue stems from one of four questions: What is it? Where did it come from? How much did it cost? How do you know? These questions resolve themselves into issues of country of origin, classification, valuation and record keeping.
  • Monday, May 1, 2006
    Editor: Why do corporate counsel need to know about international trade remedy laws? Brightbill: Corporate counsel need to have an understanding of the trade remedy laws because they are one of the few tools available in situations where they may face unfair trade competition from dumped imports, subsidized imports or surges of imports. Companies may...
  • Crunch Time For U.S. Trade Negotiations And Legislation
    Saturday, May 1, 2004
    U.S. trade policymakers are facing challenges on all fronts for the remainder of 2004. Several sets of critical multilateral negotiations are taking place simultaneously: the World Trade Organization (WTO) Doha Round talks, the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), and the OECD steel subsidy negotiations. Meanwhile, the Bush Administration is continuing...