The Court of International Trade (CIT) is standing behind its decision that Chinese curtainwall units imported into the U.S. are subject to trade remedy orders. The ruling was issued yesterday in a case brought forth last fall by Yuanda challenging Commerce’s curtainwall scope decision.

According to the ruling, “Because curtainwall units are ‘parts for’ a finished curtainwall, the court’s primary holding is that curtainwall units and other parts of curtainwall systems fall within the scope of the Orders … for this reason … Commerce’s Final Scope Ruling is sustained.”

“The Court thoroughly examined the facts and ruled that curtainwall units are covered by the China tariffs, and always have been covered. Period,” says attorney David Spooner with the law firm of Squire Sanders, representing defendants Walters & Wolf, Bagatelos Architectural Glass Systems Inc. and Architectural Glass & Aluminum Co. “No ifs, ands, or buts. We’ve been working with Customs to make sure that the tariffs are enforced and will, of course, make sure that the ports are aware of the Court’s ruling.”

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