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CIT Says Wall Anchors Exempt From Vietnam Nail Duties

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 3:49 PM EDT) -- A U.S. importer of Vietnam-made zinc wall anchors can evade tariffs on steel nails imported from Vietnam, the U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Tuesday, finding that the government's hefty anti-dumping and countervailing duty orders do not cover the anchors.

CIT Judge Gary S. Katzmann backed the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision last August to exempt Massachusetts-based OMG Inc.'s imported zinc wall anchors from the tariffs, despite arguments by Missouri producer Mid Continent Steel & Wire Inc. that the CIT had disregarded language that specifically included nails with "two or more pieces" as part of the scope.

But "OMG's zinc anchor...

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