Eric P. Salonen is an international trade attorney and partner with the Washington, D.C. law firm of Stewart and Stewart. Mr. Salonen has a broad range of experience in U.S. trade remedy laws and trade policy, including antidumping and countervailing duty cases, safeguards, and section 337, as well as NAFTA and WTO dispute settlement.
Mr. Salonen regularly appears before the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the U.S. Court of International Trade, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has advised clients and worked on matters in a variety of industries, including:
- Automotive Windshields
- Fresh Tomatoes
Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Mr. Salonen served as Attorney-Advisor to Commissioner Janet A. Nuzum and Chairman Marcia E. Miller of the U.S. International Trade Commission. During his tenure at the USITC from 1991 to 1997, Mr. Salonen advised Chairman Miller and Commissioner Nuzum on a wide variety of trade remedy cases, including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations, section 337 investigations concerning unfair imports, and safeguard investigations. He provided analysis and advice on implementing legislation for the Uruguay Round Agreements and helped draft the USITC’s regulations to implement changes to U.S. trade laws brought about by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act and the North American Free Trade Agreement, including the 1997 proposed regulations governing the conduct of five-year sunset reviews of antidumping and countervailing duty orders. Mr. Salonen also served on official trade delegation visits to Chile and France in connection with section 332 fact-finding investigations and to Canada for meetings with officials of the Canadian International Trade Tribunal.
Mr. Salonen has written and co-authored several articles on U.S. trade remedy laws. He has served as a panelist in various programs on U.S. trade law and policy, including a panel on U.S.-Mexico conflicts over trade in fruits and vegetables, and has lectured periodically on U.S. trade laws. He is an active member of the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law and Practice and has co-chaired the Section’s International Trade Committee.