Facing Litigation, Commerce Will Rethink Tariff Waiver Denials

Law360 (June 25, 2020, 9:36 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration will reexamine its decision to deny tariff exemptions for a Texas oil pipe importer in the wake of a suit from the company that said the process was tilted in favor of domestic producers, according to a Thursday decision.

At the center of the case lodged by Borusan Mannesmann Pipe U.S. Inc. is the tariff exclusion system set up by U.S. Department of Commerce after President Donald Trump imposed a 25% levy on steel imports citing national security concerns in 2018.

Borusan requested that duties be waived for 19 unfinished steel pipes imported from its parent company in...

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