NEW YOTK – The U.S. Commerce Department has postponed its preliminary countervailing duty determination in an anti-dumping trade case against Chinese stainless steel sheet and strip.

The agency’s initial findings will now be due July 11 rather than May 9.

Attorneys from Washington-based Kelly Drye & Warren LLP-on behalf of domestic stainless steel producing clients-had asked Commerce to extend the deadline to allow time for the agency to adequately gather and analyze all relevant documents and responses.

Commerce is mandated by law to make its preliminary determination 65 days after the initial complaint filing, but this can be extended to 130 days if the original petitioners file a timely request for an extension, according to the agency.


Reporter: AMM.com Caria Bridglal
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