December 30, 2006
International trade attorneys at Kelley Drye helped domestic manufacturers of stainless steel bar achieve a significant win at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC).
Commissioners reaffirmed the existing antidumping duty orders on stainless steel bar from India, Brazil, Japan, and Spain in order to prevent the likely recurrence of material injury
to the U.S. industry.
Kelley Drye represented Carpenter Technology Corporation, Crucible Specialty Metals, Dunkirk Specialty Steel, LLC, Electralloy Corp., North American Stainless, Outokumpu Stainless, Inc.,
and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. in the case.
"The antidumping orders have ensured fair trade in the industry since they were first issued in 1995," said Skip Hartquist
, Kelley Drye's lead
attorney in the case. "This is a crucial win and helps ensure the ongoing competitiveness of American producers."
ITC commissioners voted unanimously to continue the antidumping orders against Indian and Japanese imports and voted 4-2 to continue the orders against stainless steel bar from Brazil and Spain.
The orders will remain in place for 5 years.
Skip was assisted in the case by Partner Larry Lasoff
and Associate Grace Kim
. Brad Hudgens
of Georgetown Economic Services served as lead economist in the case.