As we reported in a previous blog, in an unusual development, USITC ALJ Lord determined to suspend the investigation of the Chinese steel industry in Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Products, Inv. No. 337-TA-1002, on the grounds that its antitrust and false designation of origin claims “come at least ‘in part’ within the purview of the antidumping and countervailing duty laws.” On review of the ALJ’s decision, the ITC has determined to vacate the suspension and continue the investigation, finding any overlap merely “hypothetical.” Comm’n Op. at 13.
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