Electrode supplier circumvented duty: CIT

Sep 03, 2013 | 05:55 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  graphite electrodes, CIT, U.K. Carbon & Graphite, anti-dumping duty, Barnes Richardson & Colburn, Jeffrey Neeley, SGL Carbon, Superior Graphite Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — The U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) upheld a Commerce Department decision that U.K. Carbon & Graphite Co. Ltd. circumvented trade laws by using unfinished Chinese rod to ship small-diameter graphite electrodes into the United States through Britain.

The opinion, dated Aug. 29, relates to a petition filed in 2010 by domestic producers SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co. that alleged the Derbyshire, England-based company was part of "an ongoing scheme to evade payment of anti-dumping duties."....

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