India files WTO case over hot-rolled duties

Apr 18, 2012 | 03:52 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  WTO, flat-rolled steel, countervailing duties, catherine ngai

LONDON — India is appealing against countervailing duties imposed by the United States on certain hot-rolled steel flat products, according to documents updated Wednesday at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

India’s government first lodged the complaint over subsidy rates at the WTO last week but no specific product was listed (AMM, April 12).

While many expected India’s appeal to focus on a recent affirmative preliminary subsidy case concerning welded steel pipe, India filed the complaint over hot-rolled flat steel products, for which duties were first imposed in 2001. The Commerce Department concluded in a sunset review in 2007 that revocation of the duties would likely lead to material injury to the domestic industry.....

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