NAFTA Panel Backs ITC Move To Nix Mexican Pipe Duties

Law360, New York (September 13, 2011, 4:17 PM EDT) -- The federal government said Tuesday that a North American Free Trade Agreement dispute panel has upheld the U.S. International Trade Commission's decision that lifting dumping duties on Mexican pipe imports wouldn't significantly harm U.S. industry.

Four years after the agency originally concluded that ending import taxes on large diameter line pipe and tube from Mexican wouldn't lead to renewed or continued material injury for U.S. producers, a NAFTA binational panel affirmed the ITC's conclusion despite an appeal from U.S. Steel Corp., the U.S. Department of Commerce...
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