Portrait of
Named a 2016 MVP in International Trade by Law360

Education

  • 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

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Daniel Cannistra, Partner Washington, D.C.
dcannistra@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2902
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

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:

Judicial

  • 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).

Administrative

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


Affiliations

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



Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations



Publications



Client Alerts & Newsletters

  • "This Month in International Trade — October 2016," International Trade Bulletin (November 3, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Charles De Jager, Alexander H. Schaefer, Danielle Giffuni, Kelly T. Currie, James (J.J.) Saulino, Alan W. H. Gourley
  • "This Month in International Trade — September 2016," International Trade Bulletin (October 11, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Adrian Jones, Ian A. Laird, Charles De Jager, John Laird, Gordon McAllister, Aaron Marx, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Mariana Pendás, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Robert L. LaFrankie, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Gail D. Zirkelbach, Jason M. Crawford, Paul Davies, Danie Beukman, Christopher Monahan
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2016," International Trade Bulletin (September 8, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Aaron Marx, Jini Koh, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Charles De Jager, Kate Clemans, Patricia L. Wu, Ryan MacFarlane, Michael E. Schmitz, Andrew Blasi, Tracy T. Huang, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Mariana Pendás, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2016," International Trade Bulletin (August 4, 2016). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Paul Davies, Gordon McAllister, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adrian Jones, George D. Ruttinger, Edward Norman, Diego Noesen, Flip Petillion, Jeffrey L. Poston, Emmanuel Plasschaert, Jeane A. Thomas, Evan D. Wolff, Robin B. Campbell, Frederik Van Remoortel, Cari N. Stinebower, Carlton Greene, Mariana Pendás, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Jenny E. Cieplak, Matthew B. Welling, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Ian A. Laird, Eduardo Mathison, James (J.J.) Saulino, Warren Lehrenbaum, Preetha Chakrabarti
  • "This Month in International Trade - April 2016," International Trade Bulletin (May 5, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jini Koh, Daniel Cannistra, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Charles De Jager, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Carlton Greene, Christopher Monahan, Stephen M. Byers, Kelly T. Currie, Janet Levine, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alan W. H. Gourley, Glen G. McGorty, Ian A. Laird, Paul Davies
  • "This Month in International Trade - February 2016," International Trade Bulletin (March 8, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Thomas A. Hanusik, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Adeoye O. Johnson, Christopher Monahan, Charles De Jager, Paul Davies, Ian A. Laird, Alexander H. Schaefer
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2016," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Carlton Greene, Ian A. Laird, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Charles De Jager, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Cameron Prell, James (J.J.) Saulino, Paul Davies, Wing Cheung, Nicholas DeLong, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2015," International Trade Bulletin (January 7, 2016). Contacts: Mariana Pendás, Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Thomas A. Hanusik, Alexander H. Schaefer, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Adrian Jones, Carlton Greene, Charles De Jager, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adeoye O. Johnson
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2015," International Trade Bulletin (November 5, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Charles De Jager, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Benjamin Blase Caryl
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2015," International Trade Bulletin (October 8, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas A. Hanusik, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Glen G. McGorty, Charles De Jager, Tracy T. Huang, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, Benjamin Blase Caryl
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2015," International Trade Bulletin (September 2, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Pierce Lee, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Paul Davies, Jennifer N. Waters, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2015," International Trade Bulletin (August 6, 2015). Contacts: Eduardo Mathison, John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Pierce Lee, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2015," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Pierce Lee, Grégoire Ryelandt, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Aaron Marx, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • " This Month in International Trade - March 2015 ," International Trade Bulletin (April 7, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Gordon McAllister, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2014," International Trade Bulletin (January 8, 2015). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Jennifer N. Waters, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro
  • "This Month in International Trade - October 2014 ," International Trade Bulletin (November 6, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Cari N. Stinebower, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2014," International Trade Bulletin (October 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Christopher Monahan, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Jini Koh, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2014," International Trade Bulletin (August 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - June 2014," International Trade Bulletin (July 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2014," International Trade Bulletin (June 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Dr. Salomé Cisnal de Ugarte, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - March 2014," International Trade Bulletin (April 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - January 2014," International Trade Bulletin (February 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - December 2013," International Trade Bulletin (January 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Thomas De Meese, John Fuson, Alan W. H. Gourley, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - November 2013," International Trade Bulletin (December 3, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Cari N. Stinebower, Frederik Van Remoortel, Robin B. Campbell, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz, Pierce Lee
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2013," International Trade Bulletin (September 30, 2013). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Melissa Morris, Cari N. Stinebower, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - September 2012," International Trade Bulletin (October 10, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, George D. Ruttinger, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month in International Trade - August 2012," International Trade Bulletin (September 7, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month In International Trade - April 2012 ," International Trade Bulletin (May 4, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alan W. H. Gourley, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Cari N. Stinebower, James (J.J.) Saulino, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Elena Klonitskaya
  • "This Month In International Trade - February 2012," International Trade Bulletin (March 7, 2012). Contacts: John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Cari N. Stinebower, Jini Koh, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month In International Trade - October 2011," International Trade Bulletin (November 2, 2011). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Alan W. H. Gourley, John B. Brew, Melissa Morris, Daniel Cannistra, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "Long-Stalled Trade Legislation Finally Passes Congress," International Trade Bulletin (October 17, 2011). Contacts: John B. Brew, Melissa Morris, Daniel Cannistra, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month In International Trade - September 2011," International Trade Bulletin (September 30, 2011). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, John B. Brew, Alan W. H. Gourley, Daniel Cannistra, Jini Koh, David (Dj) Wolff, Elena Klonitskaya
  • "Landmark EU Court Ruling Annuls Anti-Dumping Measures For Lack of Injury Causation," International Trade Bulletin (September 28, 2011). Contacts: Daniel Cannistra, Elena Klonitskaya
  • "EU Relents on Duty Free Status for Technology Products, But Limited Scale Will Result in Continued Litigation," International Trade Bulletin (July 6, 2011). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra
  • "Are You Leaving Duty Refunds on the Table? Pursuing Duty-Free Imports Under the Information Technology Agreement," International Trade Bulletin (May 18, 2011). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Melissa Morris
  • "ITC Issues Customs Value First Sale Rule Report – Are Importers Missing Duty Savings Opportunities?," International Trade Bulletin (January 7, 2010). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra
  • "Customs Proposes Regulations to Allow Offsets of Duty Overpayments in Audits and Disclosures," International Trade Bulletin (November 5, 2009). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer
  • "Deadline for Costa Rica to Join CAFTA-DR Extended ," International Trade Bulletin (November 4, 2008). Contacts: Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, John B. Brew


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