Deacero challenges Commerce decision
Oct 31, 2012 | 04:53 PM
| Catherine Ngai
NEW YORK Mexican steelmaker Deacero SA de CV has challenged a determination by the Commerce Department that imports of 4.75-millimeter steel wire rod from Mexico are subject to the same dumping duties as 5-mm material.
The complaint, filed earlier this week at the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT), alleges that 4.75-millimeter rod was not available in the U.S. market and therefore should not be part of the original dumping order on 5- to 19-mm material.
The Department determined that 4.75 mm wire rod constitutes a minor alteration...even though the product was commercially available before the original anti-dumping investigation of steel wire rod from Mexico, and was not included in the scope of the anti-dumping duty order, according to the complaint. Therefore, the Departments affirmative final anti-circumvention determination is not in accordance with law. ....
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