Stephanie Desjardins

  • Counsel for the domestic industry, foreign producers, importers and governments in Canadian anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations, re-investigations and expiry reviews before the Canada Border Services Agency and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, including:
    • Counsel for a foreign producer, ILJIN Electric Co., Ltd. (South Korea), and an importer, ILJIN Electric USA Inc., in the investigation regarding the alleged dumping of small power transformers from Austria, Chinese Taipei, and South Korea, SPT 2021 IN (CBSA).
    • Counsel for the domestic industry, the Canadian Sugar Institute, in the expiry review regarding the dumping of Refined Sugar from the United States, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the subsidizing of Refined Sugar from the European Union, SUG 2020 ER (CBSA) and RR-2020-003 (CITT).
    • Counsel for foreign producers, Roquette Frères (France) and Roquette Amilina (Lithuania), and an importer, Roquette America, in the investigation regarding the alleged dumping of Wheat Gluten from Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany and Lithuania, WG 2020 IN (CBSA) and PI-2020-003 (CITT).
    • Counsel for the domestic industry, the Canadian Pasta Manufacturers Association, in the rei-investigation of the normal values, export prices and amounts of subsidy regarding Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey, DWP 2019 RI (CBSA).
    • Counsel for foreign producers, Metalmecanica S.A. (Argentina), Confab Industrial S.A. (Brazil), and Tubos de Acero de Mexico S.A. (Mexico), and an importer, Tenaris Global Services (Canada) Inc., in the investigation regarding the alleged dumping of Sucker Rods from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, NQ-2019-001 (CITT). Stephanie has since been assisting Tenaris in the management of the price undertakings with the CBSA.
    • Counsel for a foreign producer, Hyosung Corporation, in the expiry review regarding the dumping of large power transformers from South Korea, RR-2017-002 (CITT).
    • Counsel for the domestic industry, the Canadian Pasta Manufacturers Association, in the investigation regarding the dumping and subsidizing of Dry Wheat Pasta from Turkey, DWP 2017 IN (CBSA) and NQ-2017-005 (CITT).
    • Counsel for a foreign producer, OCTAL SAOC FZC (Oman), and the government of the Sultanate of Oman in the investigation regarding the alleged dumping and subsidizing of Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin, PETR 2017 IN (CBSA) and NQ-2017-003 (CITT).
  •  Counsel and advisor to foreign and domestic businesses on the applicability and effect of Canadian economic sanctions, including advice on the applicability and scope of economic sanctions, how to ensure ongoing compliance with economic sanctions, and how to manage and voluntarily disclose breaches of economic sanctions while limiting the risk of administrative or criminal penalties.
  • Counsel and advisor to domestic and foreign suppliers on the full range of issues that arise in Canadian procurement processes including the formulation of procurement strategies, analysis of solicitation documents, preparation of teaming agreements and subcontracting agreements, assessments of contractual terms and conditions and the development of procurement proposals, as well as the applicability and impact of the Defence Production Act.
  • Counsel and advisor to domestic and foreign businesses on compliance with the Government of Canada’s Controlled Goods Program and the Contract Security / Industrial Security requirements.
  • Counsel for suppliers in complex procurement challenges before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court, and provincial courts, including:
    • University of Ottawa and Coding for Veterans (Joint Venture), PR-2020-030 (CITT).
    • Marine Recycling Corporation and Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd., PR-2020-038, PR-2020-044 and PR-2020-056 (CITT).
  • Counsel and advisor in all customs compliance matters, including:
    • challenging tariff classification re-determinations made by the Canadian authorities (including appeals from the CBSA to the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and from the Tribunal to the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal);
    • compliance with rules of origin;
    • preparing to file self-corrections or voluntary disclosures with respect to errors in customs declarations;
    • preparing and submitting written requests to the Canadian authorities for advance rulings on tariff classification and for customs rulings on valuation, origin, and other issues.
  •  Counsel and advisor on the interpretation and application of bilateral investment treaties, including with respect to a threshold jurisdictional issues and substantive issues.

Contact

613-237-8680
sdesjardins@tradeisds.com

Education/Bar Admission

  • Law Society of Ontario, 2017
  • New York Bar, 2017
  • LL.M., International Business and Economic Law, with Distinction, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • Law Certificate, International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • JD, National Program, cum laude, University of Ottawa, Common law Section, 2015
  • LL.L., University of Ottawa, Civil law Section, 2014

Professional Involvement

  • Alumni Interviewer, Alumni Admissions Program, Georgetown University Law Center
  • Communications Officer, Réseau francophone de droit international (RFDI)
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Organization of Women in International Trade
  • Member, Canadian Council on International Law