Italian Ball Bearing Maker Loses Bid To Lower Duties

Law360, New York (June 23, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Wednesday that ball bearing maker Schaeffler Italia SRL and its U.S. arm were not entitled to lower duties, even though the U.S. Department of Commerce reached its duty calculation illegally.

Judge Timothy C. Stanceu said that Commerce was wrong to slap Schaeffler with a 15 percent duty based on another Italian company's sales data, but that it did not matter because Schaeffler complained directly to the court rather than to the department.

“Plaintiffs do not qualify for a remand...
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