Carmakers take last shot ahead of ITC duty vote

Dec 11, 2006 | 11:51 AM | Rory Carroll

A group of automakers is making one last push to convince the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to end duties on imports of corrosion-resistant steel.

Commissioners are scheduled to vote on whether to renew those duties, as well as duties on steel plate, on Thursday.

In the letter dated Dec. 7, attorneys representing six major automakers—the U.S. Big Three plus three Japanese auto companies with plants in the United States—argued that the restructuring of the U.S. steel industry has created a healthy industry that is unlikely to be injured by increased competition from imports.....

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