Ferrostaal Metals corp. v US

Ferrostaal Metals corp. v US - Judy Duong Prof Dhooge Int'l...

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Judy Duong Prof. Dhooge Int’l Trade Law 10 March 2008 FERROSTAAL METAL CORP. V. UNITED STATES 664 F. Supp. 535 (1987) Operative Facts 1. Ferrostaal Metals attempted to enter their steel products into the Port of Seattle, which had originated from Japan but was “hot-dip galvanized” in New Zealand. 2. US Customs ruled that the country of origin was Japan and in 1987 was subject to a voluntary restraint agreement (method of limiting imports of foreign goods; currently no longer in use) between Japan and the United States, because the hot- dip galvanizing process was not a substantial transformation to the country of origin. 3. Ferrostaal Metals disagree with Customs and the case was brought to the Court of International Trade Procedural Facts 1. Ferrostaal Metals wanted their steel products to be listed as country of origin in New Zealand where the steel underwent “substantial transformation.” 2. United States Customs denied there was any substantial transformation, and the hot-dip galvanizing process was merely a finishing touch that did not significantly
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course BUSI 177 taught by Professor Dhooge during the Spring '08 term at Pacific.

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