U.S. Court of International Trade - Slip opinions for June 24 - 28 

June 28: The U.S. Court of International Trade posted and / or released the following opinions and actions for the period June 24-28, 2013.

For an electronic version of text of the slip opinions, click on the direct hyperlink to the court’s website, as provided below:

  • Hartford Fire Ins. Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 13-84 (CIT June 27, 2013): In this action, the importer tried to void certain bonds securing entries of frozen cooked crawfish tailmeat from China. The court granted Customs’ motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim.

    Read the opinion: 13-84 [PDF 413 KB]

  • Home Meridian Int'l, Inc. v. United States, Slip Op. 13-81 (CIT June 25, 2013): This case concerns an importer’s challenge to Commerce’s decision to use certain surrogate values in its antidumping duty review of certain wooden bedroom furniture from China. The matter was originally remanded to Commerce for its use of Philippine import data contemporaneous with the period of review instead of plaintiff's market economy purchases in order to value certain imports (See Home Meridian Int'l Inc. v. United States, Slip Op. 12-120 (CIT September 19, 2012)). In the remand results, the court ruled Commerce has until July 15, 2013, to seek to reopen the record. Otherwise the court remands the matter to Commerce again.

    Read the opinion: 13-81 [PDF 469 KB]

  • Taian Ziyang Food Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 13-80 (CIT June 24, 2013): In this consolidated action concerning the antidumping duty administrative review of fresh garlic from China, the exporters challenged Commerce’s use of price quotes in the valuation of cardboard packing cartons and plastic jars and lids. The court sustained Commerce’s determination.

    Read the opinion: 13-80 [PDF 539 KB]

The following opinion is confidential (public version to be posted when available):

  • Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 13-83 (CIT June 27, 2013)

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