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Dan Pickard Comments on Antidumping Ruling Related to Wire Rod Imports from Mexican Steel Company

American Metal Market
April 13, 2016

Daniel B. Pickard, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, was quoted in an article published April 7 in American Metal Market discussing a ruling related to wire rod imports from the Mexican steel company Deacero, S.A.P.I. de C.V. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled on April 5 that imports of 4.75-millimeter wire rod from Deacero effectively circumvented an antidumping order on rod with a diameter of 5 millimeters or greater.

The article noted that the ruling is likely to end years of litigation between rod producers in the United States and Deacero.

“This is an important win as to both the legal issue involved and the actual remedy to be provided to U.S. wire rod producers,” said Mr. Pickard, who represented Nucor in the case.

“The Federal Circuit’s decision ensures that foreign producers who make only minor alterations to their products will still be appropriately covered by antidumping orders. Needless to say, this is also a major victory for the U.S. producers, who have been injured by unfairly priced wire rod from Mexico.”