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Fla. Co. Asks CIT To Shield Imported Pipe Outlets From Duty

Law360 (September 13, 2018, 8:13 PM EDT) -- A Florida producer of fire protection fittings for sprinkler systems urged the U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday to find that the company's imported steel branch outlets should be excluded from a triple-digit tariff on carbon steel butt weld pipe fittings from China, claiming the U.S. Department of Commerce's scope order lacked evidence.

Vandewater International Inc. challenged Commerce's final scope ruling concluding that the company's threaded or grooved steel branch outlets, which can be used to attach a sprinkler to a pipe, do match the...
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