Hitachi Challenges Steel Plate Duties At CIT

Law360, New York (June 7, 2017, 8:07 PM EDT) -- A Japanese steel plate manufacturer on Tuesday asked the U.S. Court of International Trade to nix anti-dumping and countervailing duties on tool steel, claiming it is a specialty class of merchandise that was improperly included in a broader investigation into carbon and alloy steel plate.

Hitachi Metals Ltd., in two separate complaints against the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce, said the agencies abandoned the practice of treating tool steel as a “separate class or kind of merchandise from other [cut-to-length] plate products” in an anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation into imports of the steel products from Austria,...

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