Photograph of Daniel Cannistra
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

  • "The Month in International Trade — June 2017," International Trade Bulletin (July 10, 2017). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Michelle J. Linderman, Gordon McAllister, Edward Norman, John Laird, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Paul Davies, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Eduardo Mathison, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Robert Holleyman, Robert L. LaFrankie
  • "The Month in International Trade — May 2017," International Trade Bulletin (June 8, 2017). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, John B. Brew, Robert L. LaFrankie, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Adeoye O. Johnson, Aaron Marx, Eduardo Mathison, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Thomas A. Hanusik, Sarah Bartle, Kelly T. Currie, Dalal Hasan, Ian A. Laird, John Laird, Alan W. H. Gourley, Adelicia R. Cliffe, M. Yuan Zhou
  • "The Month in International Trade — April 2017," International Trade Bulletin (May 4, 2017). Contacts: Jeffrey L. Snyder, Edward Goetz, Frances P. Hadfield, Paul Davies, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Alexander H. Schaefer, John B. Brew, Robert L. LaFrankie, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Edward Norman, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Mariana Pendás, Angela B. Styles, Kris D. Meade
  • "Commerce Initiates Investigation into Steel Imports' Impact on U.S. National Security," International Trade Bulletin (April 20, 2017). Contacts: Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Alexander H. Schaefer, Jeffrey L. Snyder, John B. Brew, Robert L. LaFrankie, Charles De Jager, Benjamin Blase Caryl
  • "This Month in International Trade — March 2017," International Trade Bulletin (April 6, 2017). Contacts: John B. Brew, Edward Goetz, Frances P. Hadfield, Paul Davies, Melissa Morris, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Robert L. LaFrankie, Benjamin Blase Caryl, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, David (Dj) Wolff, Christopher Monahan, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Charles De Jager, Alan W. H. Gourley, M. Yuan Zhou, Adelicia R. Cliffe, Andrew Blasi
  • "This Month in International Trade — January 2017," International Trade Bulletin (February 9, 2017). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Paul Davies, Andrew Blasi, Cari N. Stinebower, W. Scott Douglas, Mariana Pendás, Patricia L. Wu, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Charles C. Hwang, Charles De Jager, Melissa Morris, Daniel Cannistra, Eduardo Mathison, Carlton Greene, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Lorenzo Di Masi, Gordon McAllister, James (J.J.) Saulino, Robert A. Burton, Lorraine M. Campos, Peter Eyre, Elizabeth Buehler, Alan W. H. Gourley, James G. Flood, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, Monique D. Almy
  • "NAFTA on the Brink," International Trade Bulletin (January 27, 2017). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Eduardo Mathison
  • "This Month in International Trade — December 2016," International Trade Bulletin (January 11, 2017). Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Patricia L. Wu, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Charles C. Hwang, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Lorenzo Di Masi, Alan W. H. Gourley, Wing Cheung, James (J.J.) Saulino, Joel Mallord, James G. Flood, Daniel W. Wolff, Thomas A. Lorenzen
  • "PODCAST: Trade and Jobs: What Trump Can and Can’t Do in the First 100 Days — C&M’s First 100 Days Series," First 100 Days Series (December 20, 2016). Contacts: Daniel Cannistra, John B. Brew
  • "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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Melissa Morris, Ian A. Laird, Glen G. McGorty, Charles De Jager, Tracy T. Huang, Paul Davies, David (Dj) Wolff, 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, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Paul Davies, Jennifer N. Waters, Anne Elise Herold Li, Benjamin Blase Caryl, David (Dj) Wolff, 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, Daniel Cannistra, Paul Davies, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "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, Grégoire Ryelandt, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, 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, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, Christopher Monahan, James (J.J.) Saulino, David (Dj) Wolff, 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, Alexander H. Schaefer, Daniel Cannistra, Jennifer N. Waters, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, 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
  • "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, Christopher Monahan, Daniel Cannistra, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "This Month in International Trade - July 2014," International Trade Bulletin (August 8, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "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, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "This Month in International Trade - May 2014," International Trade Bulletin (June 4, 2014). Contacts: John B. Brew, Daniel Cannistra, Alan W. H. Gourley, Cari N. Stinebower, Christopher Monahan, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "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, 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, 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, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "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, Christopher Monahan, Alexander H. Schaefer, Maria Alejandra (Jana) del-Cerro, David (Dj) Wolff, Edward Goetz
  • "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, 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, 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, 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, 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, David (Dj) Wolff
  • "Long-Stalled Trade Legislation Finally Passes Congress," International Trade Bulletin (October 17, 2011). Contacts: John B. Brew, Melissa Morris, Daniel Cannistra, 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, 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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Firm News & Announcements

Feb.02.2017 Crowell & Moring’s International Trade Group Named to Law360’s "Practice Group of the Year" for Second Consecutive Year
Dec.19.2016 Crowell & Moring Partner Daniel Cannistra Named a Law360 International Trade “MVP of the Year”
Oct.14.2016 Crowell & Moring Named a Top Firm for Serving Latin America by Latinvex
Jan.17.2013 Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes Twelve Attorneys to Senior Counsel and Counsel Positions