James A. Toupin


This Article will present come impressions of the effect on the U.S. International Trade Commission of key elements of the 1979-1980 reforms contained in the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 and the Customs Courts Act of 1980. The reforms established the current system for the judicial review of antidumping and countervailing duty determinations. This Article will first address some of the observable impacts of the judicial review system on the operation of the Commission and will then attempt to examine the operation of the U.S. Court of International Trade as an expert tribunal with first-level appellate responsibility over trade cases. Finally, this article will present views on the potential effects of the current judicial review process on litigants.