CIT Affirms Duties On Steel Pipe Fittings From Taiwan

Law360, New York (February 9, 2010, 1:13 PM EST) -- Ending a drawn-out dispute over dumping rates on steel pipe products from Taiwan, a federal judge has affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s calculations, finding that the agency properly accounted for the exporter's imputed costs.

After twice remanding Commerce’s duty calculation, Judge Judith M. Barzilay of the U.S. Court of International Trade concluded Monday that Ta Chen Stainless Steel Pipe Co. Ltd. is not entitled to a profit adjustment on the constructed export price, leaving in place the 0.51 percent dumping margin.

“Commerce supports with substantial...
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