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CIT judge unconvinced Severstal can succeed on merits, relief decision expected soon

March 30, 2018 at 12:53 PM
NEW YORK -- A senior judge at the Court of International Trade on Thursday questioned the reviewability of the claim brought by a Swiss steel exporter and its U.S. affiliate that President Trump’s public statements linking the Section 232 steel tariffs to trade negotiations and other issues proves that national security was not Trump’s chief justification for imposing the restrictions. Severstal Export GmbH, a Swiss exporter of steel, and its U.S. affiliate, Severstal Export Miami contend that “numerous public statements...

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