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Masonry Anchors Not ‘Nails’ Subject to Import Duties, Court Says

Aug. 28, 2020, 6:33 PM

A roofing company’s imported masonry anchors aren’t subject to government antidumping and countervailing duty orders for nails because they’re set into pre-drilled holes, not driven into walls, the Federal Circuit affirmed Friday.

The U.S. Department of Commerce was wrong in its initial determination that OMG Inc.'s zinc anchors were within the scope of the orders, which apply to nails “of one piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces,” Judge Kara Farnandez Stoll said for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Commerce imposed anti-dumping and countervailing duties on imports of certain steel nails from India, South ...

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