Nexteel Co., Ltd. v. Hyundai Steel Co., 080219 USCIT, 19-00092

Docket Nº:19-00092, Slip Op. 19-101
Opinion Judge:Jennifer Choe-Groves, Judge.
Party Name:NEXTEEL CO., LTD., Plaintiff, v. HYUNDAI STEEL COMPANY, Plaintiff-Intervenor, and UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION, TMK IPSCO, VALLOUREC STAR, L.P., and WELDED TUBE USA INC., Defendant-Intervenors.
Attorney:J. David Park, Henry D. Almond, Daniel R. Wilson, Leslie C. Bailey, and Kang Woo Lee, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, of Washington, D.C., for Plaintiff-Intervenor. Hardeep K. Josan, Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, of New York, N.Y., arg...
Judge Panel:Before: Jennifer Choe-Groves, Judge.
Case Date:August 02, 2019
Court:Court of International Trade
 
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NEXTEEL CO., LTD., Plaintiff,

and

HYUNDAI STEEL COMPANY, Plaintiff-Intervenor,

v.

UNITED STATES, Defendant,

and

UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION, TMK IPSCO, VALLOUREC STAR, L.P., and WELDED TUBE USA INC., Defendant-Intervenors.

No. 19-00092

Slip Op. 19-101

Court of Appeals of International Trade

August 2, 2019

[Granting Plaintiff-Intervenor's motion for a preliminary injunction.]

J. David Park, Henry D. Almond, Daniel R. Wilson, Leslie C. Bailey, and Kang Woo Lee, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP, of Washington, D.C., for Plaintiff-Intervenor.

Hardeep K. Josan, Trial Attorney, Commercial Litigation Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, of New York, N.Y., argued for Defendant United States. With him on the brief were Joseph H. Hunt, Assistant Attorney General, Jeanne E. Davidson, Director, and Claudia Burke, Assistant Director.

Before: Jennifer Choe-Groves, Judge.

OPINION

Jennifer Choe-Groves, Judge.

Choe-Groves, Judge: Before the court is Plaintiff-Intervenor Hyundai Steel Company's ("Hyundai" or "Plaintiff-Intervenor") motion for preliminary injunction to enjoin the United States ("Defendant") from liquidating Hyundai's entries subject to the final results of an antidumping order administrative review in Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Korea, 84 Fed. Reg. 24, 085 (Dep't Commerce May 24, 2019) ("Final Results"). For the reasons that follow, Plaintiff-Intervenor's motion for a preliminary injunction is granted.

BACKGROUND

The U.S. Department of Commerce ("Commerce") published the Final Results on May 24, 2019. Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Korea, 84 Fed. Reg. 24, 085 (Dep't Commerce May 24, 2019). Plaintiff NEXTEEL Co., Ltd. ("NEXTEEL" or "Plaintiff"), a mandatory respondent, commenced this action to contest the Final Results on June 10, 2019. Summons, Jun. 10, 2019, ECF No. 1; Compl., Jun. 14, 2019, ECF No. 6. The court entered a statutory injunction, pursuant to 19 U.S.C. § 1516a(c)(2), enjoining Defendant from liquidating NEXTEEL's entries subject to the Final Results. Order for Statutory Inj. Upon Consent, Jun. 18, 2019, ECF. No. 9.

Hyundai moved to intervene in the present action on July 1, 2019. Consent Mot. to Intervene, Jul. 1, 2019, ECF No. 15. The court granted Hyundai's motion to intervene on July 2, 2019. Order, Jul. 2, 2019, ECF No. 19.

Hyundai sought consent from Defendant to enter a statutory injunction for Hyundai's entries subject to the Final Results on July 2, 2019. See Mot. for Temp. Restraining Order and Prelim. Inj. 2, Jul. 5, 2019, ECF No. 20. Defendant did not consent and indicated its opposition to the motion. Id. The U.S. Court of International Trade's ("USCIT") Specific Instructions for Form 24 direct that "[i]f any party opposes the injunction, then regular motion practice should be followed." Form 24, Specific...

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