DOC Eyes British Co. Over Chinese Electrode Duties

Law360, New York (March 18, 2011, 6:38 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce said Friday it was investigating whether U.K. Carbon and Graphite Co. Ltd. has imported small-diameter graphite electrodes that circumvent anti-dumping duties on such products from China.

In October, SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co. alleged that the Derbyshire, U.K.-based company was dodging a February 2009 anti-dumping duty order that put a 160 percent China-wide markup on the products, Commerce said in a Federal Register notice.

U.K. Carbon and Graphite argued that a full-scale investigation wasn't necessary because component inputs for...
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