John Burke has over 25 years of practice in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, NAFTA Bi-National Panels, the Canada Border Services Agency, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, China's Bureau of Fair Trade for Imports and Exports, China's Industry Injury Investigation Bureau, Brazil's Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Mexico's Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento Industrial, Taiwan's Ministry of Finance and the World Trade Organization. He also practices in the areas of export controls, embargoes, antiboycott regulation, customs and other international trade-related matters, and represents clients on matters involving the product safety regulations of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Mr. Burke is the Managing Editor of the practice's China-U.S. Trade Law blog.John has represented foreign governments and foreign producers in trade disputes and related proceedings involving washing machines, softwood lumber, live swine, magnesium, dairy products, various consumer products, chemicals and certain steel products. He represented Australian and U.S. companies in safeguard proceedings on wheat gluten brought pursuant to Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974.
He has successfully represented foreign producers in defeating antidumping actions against manganese sulfate from China and disposable cigarette lighters from China; Mexican producers and U.S. importers in lowering substantially the dumping margins in reviews of a preexisting antidumping duty order against cement; and U.S. companies in connection with antidumping actions in Mexico against steel, pork, and paper imports from the United States; in China against certain glycal ethers from the United States; in Brazil against paper imports from the United States and Canada; and in Canada against copper pipe fittings from the United States, Korea and China.
John has developed corporate compliance and training programs in the areas of export controls, foreign assets controls, antiboycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and customs. In addition, he has counseled companies in conducting internal investigations of possible export control violations, including advising those companies on the procedures and penalties associated with violations of the export control laws.
He has represented major corporations during investigations by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Customs and Border Enforcement and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Controls. John recently participated in matters that included obtaining commodity classification letters, commodity jurisdiction determinations, and export licenses for hardware, technology and software from the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls.
5/15/2013 - Export Control Reform to Move Wide Array of Aircraft Parts off the Munitions List
8/28/2012 - New Expanded Iran/Syria Sanctions Legislation Enacted
12/12/2011 - Baker Hostetler Partners with Indian Law Firm and SelectUSA to Attract Prospective Indian Investors to the U.S.