This morning the Federal Circuit released one precedential opinion and four nonprecedential orders. In the precedential opinion, the court affirmed a case appealed from the Court of International Trade. Three of the nonprecedential orders dismiss appeals and one is an erratum. Here is the introduction to the opinion and links to the dismissals and erratum.

China Custom Manufacturing, Inc. v. United States (Precedential)

China Custom Manufacturing, Inc. and Greentec Engineering, LLC (collectively, CCM) appeal a decision by the United States Court of International Trade (trial court) sustaining a final scope ruling by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) that found CCM’s solar panel mounts are subject to antidumping and countervailing duty orders covering aluminum extrusions from the People’s Republic of China. Commerce and the trial court concluded that the solar panel mounts are not eligible for the orders’ “finished merchandise” exclusion because the mounts are just one component of a downstream product—i.e., a solar panel mounting system. Because the trial court’s decision is supported by substantial evidence and is in accordance with law, we affirm.