The Year of Trade: The Implications of a Trans-Pacific Partnership

Global trade is not always a level playing field—consider dumping, the selling of goods in a foreign market at a lower cost than in the country they’re produced. This form of predatory pricing can be problematic for international trade and lead to the erosion of domestic industries. Global trade expert William E. Perry believes dumping has turned countries like Vietnam into what he calls a “mini China.” If free trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are met, Perry thinks barriers will come down and countries will be more likely to trade with one another. Perry sits down with GLG to discuss winners and losers of TPP, global dumping practices, and more.

William E. Perry is a Partner at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in Seattle, Washington. He has extensive experience representing foreign exporters, U.S. importers, and U.S. end users in international trade cases, including antidumping, safeguards, Section 337, and intellectual property cases. He began his career as an attorney in the Office of General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) and an Attorney/Senior Investigator for the Office of Chief Counsel and Office of Antidumping Investigations at the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has won more than 40 antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the USITC and the Commerce Department, involving products ranging from solar cells to crawfish to wood flooring and steel sinks. Perry graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ohio University and a received a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law.

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