Simpson Strong-Tie Company v. United States
by: Barnett

Section: Federal Circuit and CIT Case Summaries

The CIT sustained Commerce’s final remand results finding that Plaintiff’s split-drive anchors and crimp-drive anchors are not within the scope of the AD order on certain steel nails from China.  The CIT had remanded Commerce’s scope determination at the agency’s request following the Court of Appeal’s decision in OMG, Inc. v. United States (which dealt with a similar scope issue pertaining to the AD order covering nails from Vietnam). Due to the similarities between the anchors in OMG and Simpson’s anchors, the court upheld Commerce’s determination that “Simpson’s anchors are not covered by the scope of the [AD Order].”