China Asks To Intervene In Tianjin Pipe Duty Case

Law360, New York (March 25, 2010, 12:04 PM EDT) -- China's Ministry of Commerce is seeking to intervene in a case challenging the U.S. government's final countervailing duty determination on certain oil country tubular goods exported to the U.S. by Tianjin Pipe (Group) Co.

The ministry's Bureau of Fair Trade for Imports & Exports filed a consent motion Wednesday to intervene in the case and help Tianjin challenge a more than 10 percent duty rate the company claims is not supported by substantial evidence.

Counsel for both Tianjin and the U.S. government gave their consent Monday...
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