CIT Rebuffs Commerce's Calculation Of Korean Steel Duty

Law360 (November 23, 2020, 7:03 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade shot down the U.S. Department of Commerce's recalculated duties on Korean steel pipes Monday, suggesting that the agency was defying prior decisions that limited its ability to craft higher duties.

After telling Commerce last year that its duties on pipes exported by Hyundai Steel Inc. were on shaky ground, CIT Judge Jennifer Choe-Groves said the agency's attempts to address her concerns came up short. Much of the judge's opinion focused on Commerce's finding that a "particular market situation" in Korea authorized it to disregard the company's home sales.

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