Aqmar-Rahman-Trade-Pacific-Law-Washington-DC

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660 Pennsylvania Ave, SE, Suite 401
Washington, DC 20003

Bar Admissions
State Bar of Texas

Court Admissions
U.S. Court of International Trade

Education
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law (2015)
B.A., Political Science, University of Kansas (2011)

Aqmar Rahman is an international trade attorney whose practice focuses on a broad array of international trade litigation and policy matters. Aqmar represents and advises publicly traded and privately owned manufacturers, exporters, and importers in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC). With his advanced knowledge of the rules and procedures for calculating AD/CVD duties in market-economy and non-market economy proceedings, Aqmar successfully provides clients with legal and strategic advice on how they can remain competitive in the U.S. market by minimizing their potential duty liability.

While Aqmar’s practice is firmly rooted in trade remedy counseling, Aqmar also advises companies on other regulatory compliance matters that affect cross-border trade. Aqmar frequently advises importers on customs matters before U.S. Customs and Border Protection, including country of origin requirements (for marking purposes), prior disclosures, tariff classifications, and valuation rules.  Aqmar also counsels clients on the supply chain compliance programs to address key laws and regulations concerning U.S. forced and child labor laws.

Aqmar has represented clients in multiple countries and throughout multiple industries including steel and steel products, food and beverage, renewable energy, and textiles.

 

Prior to Joining Trade Pacific

Before entering private practice, Aqmar worked for two years in the AD/CVD enforcement division at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, where he served as a case investigator with primary responsibility for conducting all aspects of AD and CVD proceedings investigations, administrative reviews, and scope and anti-circumvention inquiries against imports of various products from around the world. His responsibilities included performing quantitative analyses of data submitted by foreign respondents, participating in on-site verifications of foreign respondents or foreign governments, drafting agency determinations, calculating AD duty margins through complex SAS computer programs, and preparing administrative determinations pursuant to judicial remands.

 

Representative Matters

Aqmar has achieved a number of significant victories on behalf of his clients in major trade remedies litigation cases, including:

  • represents Thai rubber band producers before DOC in achieving preliminary de minimis margins in AD and CVD investigation before the DOC.
  • represents Fortune 500 Indian, Korean, and Turkish producers of steel pipe and other steel products in AD/CVD cases that resulted in low AD rates before the DOC.
  • represents solar products manufacturers and exporters in China and Taiwan in AD/CVD cases that have resulted in low rates before the DOC.
  • represented exporters in challenges of U.S. Customs and Border Protection administrative actions and import alerts.
  • represented a Turkish steel producer in a major appellate victory before the Court of International Trade.