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WRF Secures Victory for Client Nucor As International Trade Commission Votes to Retain Antidumping Measures

April 15, 2005

Washington, DC—In a significant victory for Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP client Nucor Corporation, the International Trade Commission (ITC) voted yesterday to continue antidumping and countervailing duty orders against certain hot-rolled steel imports from Russia, Brazil and Japan.  The Commission determined that to not do so “would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.”

Yesterday’s vote concludes the five-year review process mandated by the Uruguay Round Agreement Act.  This determination was particularly important.  Hot-rolled steel represents more than half of the steel produced in the United States. 

Commenting on the victory, Partner Alan Price said, “The ITC made a very wise decision in a hard-fought case.  There is simply no excuse for allowing unfairly dumped and subsidized goods to harm any U.S. industry.  ITC revocation of the order would likely have resulted in material injury to the U.S. industry.”

This matter was handled by WRF’s International Trade Group members Alan H. Price, Tim Brightbill, Paul Zucker, James Hu and Rich Didonna, as well as Government Affairs Group members Eileen P. Bradner and Barbara G. Burchett.