UAE Nail Imports May Harm US Producers, ITC Says

Law360, San Francisco (May 20, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission preliminarily concluded Monday that steel nail imports from the United Arab Emirates likely harm domestic manufacturers, backing claims by Mid Continent Nail Corp. that UAE companies dump their products in the U.S.

In a 4-2 vote, the agency decided to move forward with the initial investigation after finding there was “reasonable indication" that the domestic industry was either materially injured or threatened by imports of certain steel nails that Poplar Bluff, Mo.-based Mid Continent claims are sold in the U.S. at...
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