High Court Won’t Hear Steelmakers’ Cases For Zeroing

Law360, San Diego (October 3, 2011, 9:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear U.S. Steel Corp.'s and Nucor Corp.'s challenges to a ruling that upheld the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to abandon zeroing in calculating anti-dumping duties for certain steel products from the Netherlands.

The high court denied their petitions, letting stand the Federal Circuit’s October decision to back the Commerce Department’s anti-dumping determination for European producer Corus Staal BV, now known as Tata Steel IJmuiden BV.

In calculating the margins, the department had rejected its traditional zeroing method,...
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