TR
STEEL
EXPORTERS' ASSOCIATION

Steel Exporters' Association is Planning to Legal Support From a Law Firm

Steel Exporters' Association (ÇİB hereafter) is a professional establishment that represents most of the steel exporters of Turkey. ÇİB is assisting its members to increase national exports at the Steel industry and organizing, supervising export activities of members and taking necessary precautions on these activities. ÇİB negotiates with official authorities for solving problems at every level of export process, ensuring the decisions to be taken and realising organisations for that goal.

As you may recall, on May 10, 2022, International Trade Commission (USA) made a hearing announcement regarding the section 232 and 301 cases. At this point, ÇİB is planning to take legal support from a law firm in order to defend Turkey and draw conclusions of the investigation in favor of Turkey.

July 6, 2022: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing.

July 8, 2022: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements.

July 14, 2022: Deadline for filing electronic copies of oral hearing statements.

July 21, 2022: Public hearing: A public hearing in connection with this investigation will

be held beginning at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday.

August 12, 2022: Deadline for filing posthearing briefs and statements.

August 24, 2022: Deadline for filing all other written submissions.

March 15, 2023: Transmittal of Commission report to Committees.

In conclusion, as ÇİB, we would like to receive “a proposal” about the defence of Turkey in this hearing procedure from your company that should be considered as experienced in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations and preferably has a partner in USA.

The offer should set out a general strategy, information about which cases defended previously and the associated budget. The associated budget should be on “per hour& flat- fee” bases, and total expected budget. Please make sure that your proposal covers injury determination stage fees for ÇİB and hearings if necessary.

Because of our limited time, the deadline for the proposal is 24th June 2022.

Contact Person:

Mr. Samet DAMAR / Department Chief

(Phone: 0090 212 454 0176 e-mail: samet.damar@immib.org.tr )