Commerce Says UK Co. Evaded Duties On Chinese Electrodes

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 5:05 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has preliminarily concluded that U.K. Carbon & Graphite Co. Ltd. avoided hefty anti-dumping duties by making minor alterations to graphite electrodes imported from China, according to a Federal Register notice to be published Wednesday.

The agency has preliminarily found that the Derbyshire, U.K.-based company was circumventing the anti-dumping duties on small diameter graphite electrodes imported to the U.S. from China. The electrodes are most commonly used in melting and furnace applications in industries such as steel refining.

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