Commerce To Weigh Dumping Duties On Japanese Steel

Law360, New York (April 17, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce said Wednesday it would investigate whether Japanese exporters of certain types of nickel-plated steel used for alkaline batteries have been dumping their products on the U.S. market to the detriment of the domestic steel industry.

If Commerce finds that the Japanese metal — diffusion-annealed and flat-rolled nickel-plated steel — has indeed been sold at less-than-fair values in the U.S., the department could impose punitive anti-dumping duties on exporters.

Japanese shipments of the steel at issue have jumped in the past two...
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