Commerce Ignored Own Rules In Pipe Duty Probe, CIT Says

Law360 (August 13, 2019, 6:02 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade ruled Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Commerce did not follow its own regulations while determining that anti-dumping and countervailing duties covered a domestic importer’s pipes.

CIT Judge Jane A. Restani said that Commerce failed to consider how the seamless carbon and alloy steel pipes, imported from China by a company called TMB 440AE Inc., were described in a petition from U.S. Steel asking for the duties, which is required by agency regulations. The judge remanded the case back to Commerce to redo the probe into whether the importer’s pipes fall within the scope of...

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