In April, the U.S. Court of International Trade (“CIT”) determined that the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and the United Kingdom should be revoked. However, no action had been taken by the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to revoke these orders since the government and the domestic industry are appealing the CIT decision. Part of the appeal process included a request for a stay of the CIT decision, which was denied by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (“CAFC”) on July 6, 2011. Based on the CAFC’s denial, Commerce issued a Revocation Notice on July 12, 2011.
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