879 F.Supp. 1254 (CIT. 1995), 93-09-00550, British Steel plc v. United States

Docket Nº:Court Nos. 93-09-00550-CVD, 93-09-00558-CVD, 93-09-00567-CVD through 93-09-00570-CVD.
Citation:879 F.Supp. 1254
Party Name:BRITISH STEEL plc, Plaintiff, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant. USINAS SIDERURGICAS de MINAS GERAIS, S.A., et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant. INLAND STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC., et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant. LTV STEEL CO., INC., et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED STATES, Defendant. LACLEDE STEEL CO., et al., Plaintiffs, v. UNITED
Case Date:February 09, 1995
Court:Court of International Trade
 
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879 F.Supp. 1254 (CIT. 1995)

BRITISH STEEL plc, Plaintiff,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant.

USINAS SIDERURGICAS de MINAS GERAIS, S.A., et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant.

INLAND STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC., et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant.

LTV STEEL CO., INC., et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant.

LACLEDE STEEL CO., et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant.

LUKENS STEEL CO., INC., et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant.

Slip Op. 95-17.

Court Nos. 93-09-00550-CVD, 93-09-00558-CVD, 93-09-00567-CVD through 93-09-00570-CVD.

United States Court of International Trade.

Feb. 9, 1995

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Regarding British Steel plc v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00550-CVD: Steptoe & Johnson (Richard O. Cunningham,Peter Lichtenbaum), (Sheldon E. Hochberg, William L. Martin, II), on brief, (Richard O. Cunningham, Sheldon E. Hochberg), on oral argument, for British Steel plc; Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (Mark R. Joelson), (marcela b. stras, roger c. wilson), on brief, for the government of the United Kingdom, et al.; Dewey Ballantine (Michael H. Stein), (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, John R. Magnus,Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein, Guy C. Smith, Philip Karter), on brief, (John A. Ragosta, Martha J. Talley, Philip Karter), on oral argument, for Geneva Steel, et al.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (John J. Mangan, Robert E. Lighthizer), (D. Scott Nance, Barry J. Gilman), on brief, (D. Scott Nance, Barry J. Gilman), on oral argument, for Geneva Steel, et al.

Regarding Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais, S.A., et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00558-CVD: Willkie Farr & Gallagher (Christopher S. Stokes), (William H. Barringer, Nancy A. Fischer), on brief, (Christopher S. Stokes), on oral argument, for USIMINAS; Dickstein Shapiro & Morin (Arthur J. Lafave, III, Douglas N. Jacobson), for Companhia Siderurgica Nacional; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (Robert E. Lighthizer, John J. Mangan), (Barry J. Gilman, D. Scott Nance), on brief, (Barry J. Gilman, D. Scott Nance), on oral argument, for Gulf States Steel, Inc., et al.; Dewey Ballantine (Michael H. Stein), (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, John R. Magnus, Guy C. Smith, Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein), on brief, (John A. Ragosta), on oral argument, for Gulf States Steel, Inc., et al.

Regarding Inland Steel Industries, Inc. et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00567-CVD: Dewey Ballantine (Michael H. Stein), (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, John R. Magnus, Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein), on brief, (John A. Ragosta, Martha J. Talley, John R. Magnus), on oral argument, for Inland Steel Indus., Inc., et al.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (John J. Mangan, Robert E. Lighthizer), (D. Scott Nance), on brief, (Barry J. Gilman, D. Scott Nance), on oral argument, for Inland Steel Indus., Inc., et al.; Weil, Gotshal & Manges (Stuart M. Rosen), (M. Jean Anderson, Jeffrey P. Bialos, Diane M. McDevitt, Scott Maberry; and Stuart M. Rosen, Mark F. Friedman, Jonathan Bloom), on brief, (M. Jean Anderson, Stuart M. Rosen), on oral argument, for Usinor Sacilor, Sollac and GTS.

Regarding LTV Steel Co., Inc., et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00568-CVD: Dewey Ballantine (Michael H. Stein), (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein, Guy C. Smith, O. Julia Weller), on brief, (John A. Ragosta, Martha J. Talley, O. Julia Weller), on oral argument, for LTV Steel Co., et al.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (John J. Mangan, Robert E. Lighthizer), (D. Scott Nance), on brief, (D. Scott Nance), on oral argument, for LTV Steel Co., et al.; Sharretts, Paley, Carter & Blauvelt, P.C. (Gail T. Cumins), for Thyssen Stahl AG, et al.; LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. (Pierre F. de Ravel d'Esclapon, Mary Patricia Michel), for AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke; Hogan & Hartson (Lewis E. Leibowitz), for Fried, Krupp AG Hoesch-Krupp, et al.

Regarding Laclede Steel Co., et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00569-CVD: Dewey Ballantine (Michael H. Stein), (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, John R. Magnus, Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein), on brief, (John A. Ragosta, Martha J. Talley), on oral argument, for Laclede Steel Co., et al. Armco Steel Co., et al. and Bethlehem Steel Corp., et al.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (John J. Mangan, Robert E. Lighthizer), (D. Scott Nance), on brief, (D. Scott Nance), on oral argument,

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for Laclede Steel Co., et al., Armco Steel Co., et al., and Bethlehem Steel Corp., et al.; Morrison & Foerster (Donald B. Cameron), (Julie C. Mendoza, Craig A. Lewis, M. Diana Helweg, Sue-Lynn Koo, Carl R. Sanchez), on brief, (Donald B. Cameron, Julie C. Mendoza), on oral argument, for Dongbu Steel Co., et al.

Regarding Lukens Steel Co., et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00570-CVD: Dewey Ballantine (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein, Guy C. Smith, Scott L. Forseth), on brief, (John A. Ragosta , Martha J. Talley, Scott L. Forseth), on oral argument, for Lukens Steel Co., et al.; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (John J. Mangan, Robert E. Lighthizer), (D. Scott Nance), on brief, (D. Scott Nance), on oral argument, for Lukens Steel Co., et al.; Shearman & Sterling (Jeffrey M. Winton), (Robert E. Herzstein, Joseph A. Jiampietro), on brief, for Altos Hornos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

Regarding Geneva Steel, et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00566-CVD: Dewey Ballantine (Michael H. Stein), (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, Michael R. Geroe), on brief, (John A. Ragosta, Martha J. Talley, Michael R. Geroe), on oral argument, for Geneva Steel, et al.; Barnes, Richardson & Colburn (Gunter von Conrad), for Fabrique de Fer de Charleroi, S.A.; LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae (Melvin S. Schwechter), for S.A. Forgess de Clabecq; O'Melveny & Myers (Peggy A. Clarke), for Sidmar N.V. and TradeARBED, Inc.

Regarding Empresa Nacional Siderurgica, S.A. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 93-09-00625-CVD: George V. Egge, Jr., P.C. (George V. Egge, Jr.), for Empresa Nacional Siderurgica, S.A., et al.; Dewey Ballantine (Michael H. Stein), (Alan Wm. Wolff, Martha J. Talley, John A. Ragosta, Scott L. Forseth), on brief, (John A. Ragosta, Martha J. Talley, Scott L. Forseth), on oral argument, for Bethlehem Steel Corp., et al.

Frank W. Hunger, Asst. Atty. Gen. of the U.S.; David M. Cohen, Director, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civ. Div., U.S. Dept. of Justice, (A. David Lafer), (Marc E. Montalbine, Jeffrey M. Telep), on brief; Stephen J. Powell, (Terrence J. McCartin, Robert E. Nielsen, David W. Richardson, Elizabeth C. Seastrum, Marguerite Trossevin), on brief, Office of Chief Counsel for Import Admin., U.S. Dept. of Commerce, of counsel, for defendant.

TABLE OF

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION ............................................................. 1261

STANDARD OF REVIEW ....................................................... 1263

SECTION ONE: PRIVATIZATION ............................................... 1263

I.. CERTAIN STEEL PRODUCTS FROM MEXICO ................... 1264

BACKGROUND ........................................... 1264

CONTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES ........................... 1266

A. The Foreign Producers ......................... 1266

B. The Domestic Producers ........................ 1267

C. The Department of Commerce .................... 1268

DISCUSSION ........................................... 1270

II.. CERTAIN STEEL PRODUCTS FROM BRAZIL ................... 1277

BACKGROUND ........................................... 1277

CONTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES ........................... 1278

A. The Foreign Producers ......................... 1278

B. The Domestic Producers ........................ 1278

C. The Department of Commerce .................... 1279

DISCUSSION ........................................... 1279

III.. CERTAIN STEEL PRODUCTS FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM ....... 1280

BACKGROUND ........................................... 1280

CONTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES ........................... 1280

A. The Foreign Producers ......................... 1280

B. The Domestic Producers ........................ 1281

C......... The Department of Commerce .................... 1281

DISCUSSION ........................................... 1282

IV.. CERTAIN STEEL PRODUCTS FROM GERMANY .................. 1283

BACKGROUND ........................................... 1283

CONTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES ........................... 1284

A. The Domestic Producers ........................ 1284

B. The Foreign Producers ......................... 1284

C. The Department of Commerce .................... 1285

DISCUSSION ........................................... 1285

V.. MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT BASED ON ISSUE PRECLUSION 1288

CONCLUSION ........................................... 1288

SECTION TWO: ALLOCATION METHODOLOGY 1289

BACKGROUND ........................................... 1289

ISSUE PRESENTED ...................................... 1290

CONTENTIONS OF THE PARTIES ........................... 1290

A. Plaintiffs .................................... 1290

B. Defendant ..................................... 1292

C. Defendant"Intervenors ......................... 1292

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