WASHINGTON (CN) – The Court of International Trade told the U.S. Department of Commerce to reconsider its order to remand an antidumping order on Korean-based Oil Country Tubular Goods.
To calculate the value of the company’s oil and gas pipes, the government excluded sales to independent trading companies in Korea, which sold the pipes to China.
The Department of Commerce claimed that the sales to Korean traders were not representative of the true price of its pipes, in part because the Chinese government controls the oil and gas industry.
The trade court held that the government needs to present persuasive evidence that the sales are not representative. Otherwise, it must include those sales in calculations for the antidumping order.