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The US Court of International Trade (CIT) ruled in favor of upholding the antidumping (AD) duties imposed by the US Department of Commerce on aluminum handles imported from China.


The CIT approved Commerce’s redetermination that these aluminum handles, mostly used for oven doors, were within the scope of AD duties for other similar aluminum extrusion products from China that have been subject to these duties since 2011. 


The court was hearing an appeal by Meridian Products LLC, the Chinese exporter of these handles, and Whirlpool, which imports them for its products, and ruled that the plaintiff had not provided adequate comments or reasons to dispute the duties to the court.


However, the court clarified that other parts of the handles, like plastic end caps and screws, were not part of the duty on aluminum extrusion products like aluminum oven handles.

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