India's Tata Steel Lashes Out At US Over 577% Duty

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to impose an "extremely high" 577.28 percent countervailing duty on Tata Steel Ltd.'s hot-rolled steel products was punitive, aberrational and unlawful, the Indian steelmaker argues in a newly filed suit.

The rate is the highest-ever imposed by the International Trade Administration in any investigation or review of countervailing duties, according to a complaint lodged Wednesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade.

Commerce’s decision to order the notably high adverse facts available rate, made public July 26, was not supported...
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