September 8, 2016
Partners Paul C. Rosenthal, R. Alan Luberda, special counsel David C. Smith, and associate Joshua R. Morey were mentioned in the Law360 article “China Walloped With Early Steel Duties; Korea Spared.” The U.S. Department of Commerce came forward with a steep preliminary tariff on shipments of steel plate from China after determining that the goods were unfairly subsidized. Commerce’s International Trade Administration tagged Chinese producers — including named respondent Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co. Ltd — with a 210.5 percent preliminary countervailing duty. The tariff was sought by U.S. producers SSAB Enterprises LLC, ArcelorMittal USA LLC and Nucor Corp. ArcelorMittal is represented by Mr. Rosenthal, Mr. Luberda, Mr. Smith, and Mr. Morey. Mr. Luberda noted that ArcelorMittal was “very, very happy” with the Chinese probe. “We are pleased with the outcome and are hopeful for a similarly strong outcome for the final [determination],” he said.
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