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Frederick Ikenson concentrates his practice on customs and international trade matters and disputes. Mr. Ikenson has more than 40 years of experience representing a wide range of clients in areas such as:
- trade remedies—antidumping, countervailing duty, and safeguard proceedings
- customs controversies—classification, valuation, and country of origin of imported merchandise
- compliance system development—importers, manufacturers, and exporters
- representation of industry groups—trade associations, coalitions, and ad hoc committees
- litigation—U.S. Supreme Court, federal trial and appellate courts, including U.S. Court of International Trade and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- congressional committees—testimony on administration of customs laws, trade law remedies, and judicial nominations
- government agency representation—U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection; U.S. International Trade Commission; U.S. Trade Representative; and U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security, Interior, Justice, and Treasury
Mr. Ikenson has served as a member of the board of the Customs and International Trade Bar Association and as the chairman of its Judicial Selection Committee for eight years. He has also served as a member of the Advisory Committee on Rules of the U.S. Court of International Trade and of the Industry Policy Advisory Committee (advising the Executive Office of the President on the Uruguay Round and North American Free Trade Agreements).
Mr. Ikenson has received the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
- Remission of indirect taxes on exports held not countervailable subsidy. (U.S. Supreme Court: Zenith Radio Corp. v. United States).
- Department of Commerce required to reconsider record in antidumping duty order review in light of after-discovered fraud (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Home Products International, Inc. v. United States)
- International Trade Commission required to consider import volume, price effects, and impact on domestic industry in each unfair trade case (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Angus Chemical Co. v. United States).
- Liquidation enjoined in trade remedy review following determination that the loss of opportunity for judicial review constitutes irreparable injury (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: Zenith Radio Corp. v. United States).
- Solid-state watch module held not to be watch movement for tariff purposes (United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals: United States v. Texas Instruments Inc).
- Secretary of Treasury permanently enjoined from relieving certain imports of dumped tapered roller bearings from antidumping duties (U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit: United States v. Timken Co.).