Picard Kentz & Rowe today filed a U.S. Supreme Court brief on behalf of the Southern Shrimp Alliance and the Coalition for Fair Lumber Imports as amici curiae (“friends of the court”). They ask the Court to take an appeal filed by U.S. steel companies challenging the Commerce Department’s authority to stop “zeroing”
in antidumping investigations by offsetting dumped sales with sales made above fair value — causing duties to drop or disappear. This issue is critical to the domestic shrimp and lumber industries. Both had antidumping investigations when the agency interpreted the statute to require zeroing, and both are harmed by its reversal in response to the World Trade Organization. Four Justices must agree to take the case.