CIT questions refusal of adjustment for Mexican pipe imports

By Grace Dixon (December 20, 2021, 2:08 p.m. EST) – The International Trade Tribunal criticized the US Department of Commerce for denying an anti-dumping duty adjustment requested by a Mexican producer of carbon steel pipe and tubing, concluding, the producer offered quantitative data to support his claim.

Commerce had issued a 7.47% dumping margin for Productos Laminados de Monterrey SA de CV, or Prolamsa, in July 2020, after finding that the exporter was not eligible for an adjustment at the “level of trade “. The methodology takes into account the additional marketing or selling costs that an exporter incurs in its domestic market but not in the US market, which would otherwise artificially inflate the dumping margins.

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