Importers Object To Nucor's 'Broad' Request For Duties

Law360, New York (October 20, 2009, 12:46 PM EDT) -- Several importers of steel fasteners from China and Taiwan have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce to limit the scope of their investigation into possible import duties, saying petitioner Nucor Corp. claimed injury to items it does not even manufacture.

The importers' letters, submitted to the agencies at the behest of industry group Industrial Fasteners Institute, argued that Nucor's proposed anti-dumping and countervailing duties could have disastrous effects on all importers of fasteners.

Steel producer Nucor's St. Joe, Ind.-based fastener division...
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