On November 27, the Court of International Trade ruled in favor GDLSK client Kaptan, a rebar exporter, when it affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce’s prior decision that duties for Nur, a Turkish shipbuilder, should not apply to scrap metal it sold to Kaptan. The Court found that Nur’s scrap metal was a byproduct, and not primarily dedicated to Kaptan’s rebar production.
Kaptan was represented in the win by GDLSK partners Andrew Schutz and Jordan Kahn and of counsel Kavita Mohan. The decision was covered by Law360 here and International Trade Today’s Trade Law Daily here.
See below for an analysis of the decision from Andrew, lead partner on the case.