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Daniel Pickard Discusses Commerce Department Ruling on Imports of Phosphor Copper from Korea

March 1, 2017

Daniel B. Pickard, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, was quoted in a February 28 Law360 article regarding a final determination by the U.S. Department of Commerce to increase antidumping duties on phosphor copper imported from Korea.

In a case brought by Metallurgical Products Company, Commerce ruled that South Korea-based Bongsan Co., Ltd., has been dumping phosphor copper into the U.S. market at less than fair market value. As a result, duties on all phosphor copper imports from Korea will increase to 8.43%. Mr. Pickard is counsel to Metallurgical, a domestic producer of phosphor copper. The Wiley Rein team also includes associates Usha Neelakantan and Stephanie M. Bell.

“We were relatively pleased with the Department of Commerce determination,” Mr. Pickard told Law360. The duty “will have a significant effect on the marketplace.