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Daniel Cannistra


Dan Cannistra is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on legislative, executive and regulatory representation of domestic and international clients on a broad spectrum of international trade matters. Dan has represented domestic and foreign companies in over 75 U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty cases before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission under the Tariff Act of 1930. Many of these matters involved appeals to the U.S. Court of International Trade, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, binational panels under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and dispute settlement proceedings before the World Trade Organization (WTO). Dan has also represented clients in antidumping proceedings in the European Union, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, India, Thailand, Singapore, Guatemala and Taiwan.

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Dan was a director in a national accounting firm providing customs and international trade guidance to multinational clients related to the supply and distribution of goods and services across international borders. Areas of specialization included antidumping and countervailing duties and policy, trade remedies and litigation, free trade agreements and negotiations, classification and valuation, and international trade and development.

Dan's government appointments include service to U.S. Trade Representative on the roster of international trade practitioners to resolve antidumping disputes involving NAFTA members. For the European Commission, Dan provided advice and training on international trade and antidumping methodology and practice. In addition, Dan has served as an international trade consultant to the governments of Guatemala and Singapore, providing technical advice to these governments on the application of international trade regulations consistent with international law and World Trade Organization agreements and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Agreement on Antidumping.

Representative examples of his practice include:


  • Represented Aisin Seiki before the Court of International Trade in an appellate review of a determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce (Aisin Seiki v. United States, CIT No. 07-00377).
  • Represented Valeo in successful litigation before the Court of International Trade resulting in a reversal of a determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce. (Valeo Inc. v. United States, CIT 12—00381). 
  • Won motion for remand on behalf of Newell Rubbermaid at the Court of International Trade in a trade litigation matter concerning the importation of mop handles from China  Rubbermaid Commercial Products v. United States (CIT No 11-000463).
  • Represented Meridian Products before the Court of International Trade in multiple matters concerns the application of antidumping duties to imports from China (Meridian Inc. v. United States, CIT 13-00018).
  •  Represented General Motors, Caterpillar and Mazda Motors before the Court of International Trade in an appeal concerning the application of antidumping duties to bearings imported from Japan (General Motors Company v. United States, CIT No. 11-00198).
  • Represented Yamasaki Mazak before the Court of International Trade concerning the applicability of deemed liquidation statute to antidumping duties (Mazak Corp. v. United States, CIT No. 06-00393).
  • Represented JSC Acron at the Court of International  Trade in a matter concerning the U.S. Department of Commerce’s changed circumstance regulations in the context of antidumping proceedings (Acron v. United States).


Before the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. International Trade Commission

  • Stainless Steel Plate from Italy
  • Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from Japan, Germany, Italy and Mexico
  • Carbon Steel Plate from Germany
  • Grain-oriented steel from Italy
  • Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Germany
  • Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom
  • Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from China and Korea
  • Sodium Metal from France
  • Sodium Nitrite from Germany and China
  • Wooden Bedroom Furniture from China
  • Cased Pencils from China
  • Replacement Glass Windshields from China
  • Magnesium from China and Russia
  • Sulfanilic Acid from China
  • Candles from China
  • Preserved Mushrooms from China
  • Tart Cherry Juice and Cherry Juice Concentrate Argentina and China
  • Softwood Lumber from Canada
  • Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and China
  • Wire Rod from Mexico
  • Citric Acid from China
  • Stainless Steel Plate from Sweden
  • Stainless Steel Bar from India
  • Honey from China
  • Pasta from Italy and Turkey
  • Salmon from Norway
  • Ammonium Nitrate from the Russian Federation

Before the European Commission

  • Sodium Metal from the United States of America
  • Seamless Pipes of Iron and Steel from China (2008-2009)
  • Monosodium Glutamate from China Citric Acid from China
  • Grain Oriented Electrical Steel from the United States

Brazil Antidumping Actions

  • Soda ash from the United States
  • Stainless steel sheet and strip from Germany and Italy

Philippines Antidumping Actions

  • Mosquito coils from Indonesia

India Antidumping Actions

  • Carbon steel sheet and strip from the European Union

Guatemala Antidumping Actions

  • Gray Portland cement from Mexico

Singapore Antidumping Actions

  • Carbon steel reinforcing bars from Malaysia and Turkey

Thailand Antidumping Actions

  • Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip from the European Union


  • State University of New York at Oswego, B.A. (1987) Economics
  • State University of New York at Albany, M.A. (1988) International Economics
  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (1998) with honors


Admitted to practice: Maryland, District of Columbia, U.S. Court of International Trade, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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"Court of International Trade Orders Consolidates Section 301 Lawsuits and Orders United States to Answer in Case by March 12.," Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Law (February 12, 2021). Authors: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Frances P. Hadfield, Brian McGrath, Walter (Sam) Boone and Clayton Kaier.
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