NEW YORK Lawyers for U.S. Steel Corp. have asked the U.S. Commerce Department to address three alleged ministerial errors in recent final determinations in a trade case against oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from nine nations.
Attorneys from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Washington, filed the claims regarding anti-dumping duties on Ukrainian producer Interpipe Group and Vietnamese manufacturer SeAH Steel Vina Corp., a subsidiary of South Koreas SeAH Steel Corp., and countervailing duties on Indias Jindal Saw Ltd.
The substance of the claims by the Pittsburgh-based steelmaker was redacted in public filings as it constitutes proprietary business information.
In final determinations by Commerces International Trade Administration (ITA), Interpipe was assessed a 6.73-percent dumping margin, SeAH Vina a 24.22-percent dumping margin and Jindal Saw a 19.11-percent countervailing duty (amm.com, July 11).
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is scheduled to make a final injury ruling Aug. 25 in the Ukraine and Vietnam dumping investigation and the Indian subsidy case.