CIT OKs Higher Duties Over Japanese Steel Co.'s Missing Info

Law360 (November 19, 2020, 4:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade upheld punitive duties on a Japanese steel producer that omitted information about affiliated resellers during an administrative review, a requirement the company also dodged in the original anti-dumping investigation, according to the judge.

In his latest opinion featuring a movie quote, Judge Timothy M. Reif cited "Lost In Translation" — which follows two Americans exploring Tokyo — as he affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce's decision to apply adverse facts available in revising anti-dumping duties on hot-rolled steel produced by Nippon Steel Corp. The application of adverse facts available, or AFA, is a penalty imposed...

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