Revoking Japanese Pipe Duties Would Hurt US Cos., ITC Finds

Law360, New York (September 12, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission voted on Thursday to keep in place anti-dumping duties on Japanese pipe used in the oil and gas sector, determining that a removal of the duties would imperil U.S. industry.

The ITC made its decision to maintain the duties on certain Japanese welded pipes through a 5-1 vote, with Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson being the lone member of the panel finding that the duty-free imports would not pose a threat to the domestic piping industry.

The commissioners did not offer any...
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