May 5, 2014
Partner David A. Hartquist was quoted in the Digital Journal article “U.S. Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel Industry Encouraged By Commerce Department's Affirmative Preliminary Determinations In Antidumping Investigations.” The article discusses how the U.S. Department of Commerce announced its preliminary determinations that imports of grain-oriented electrical steel ("GOES") from China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, and South Korea are being sold at less than fair value in the United States. Mr. Hartquist, counsel to the domestic industry, stated, "We are very pleased with the Commerce Department's affirmative preliminary determination that producers of grain-oriented electrical steel in China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia, and South Korea are selling their merchandise in the United States at significant dumping margins. The U.S. grain-oriented electrical steel industry has suffered lost sales and reduced profitability due to unfairly traded imports from these countries, and relief is needed to counteract the significant injury that is being caused by the unfairly traded imports."