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Barnes/Richardson Secures Zero Antidumping Duty Rate in the Final Determination for the Investigation of Narrow Woven Ribbons and Woven Selvedge from Taiwan

July 23, 2010

Barnes, Richardson & Colburn successfully defended its client, Dear Year Brothers Manufacturing Company Limited, a producer of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (narrow woven ribbons), before the US Department of Commerce (Commerce) in the antidumping duty investigation of narrow woven ribbons from Taiwan.  In its Final Determination, Commerce determined that Dear Year Brothers did not make sales into the United States at less than fair value.  As a result, Dear Year Brothers is excluded from any potential antidumping duties on its produced narrow woven ribbons.  US importers thus will not be required to pay additional duties on the imports of narrow woven ribbons produced by Dear Year Brothers.  The original petition, filed by Berwick Offray LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary Lion Ribbon Company, Inc., sought to impose significant offsetting duties of between 136% to 164% on imports of Dear Year Brothers’ narrow woven ribbons.

The success of the zero antidumping duty rate follows Barnes/Richardson recent successes in other antidumping reviews conducted by Commerce and the ITC, including certain standard steel fasteners from Taiwan and China, in which Barnes/Richardson successfully convinced the US International Trade Commission to dismiss countervailing and antidumping duty investigations against both countries in a rare, unanimous preliminary negative determination.