NEW YORK The Commerce Departments International
Trade Administration (ITA) has made a preliminary affirmative
determination of circumvention of the anti-dumping duty order
on small-diameter graphite electrodes from China.
The ITA said that product shipped by Sinosteel Jilin Carbon Co.
Ltd. and Jilin Carbon Import & Export Co. with an actual or
nominal diameter of 17 inches constitutes merchandise altered
in such minor ways that it should be within the scope of the
existing duty order.