EU Wants $311M In Tariffs From US Over Zeroing

Law360, New York (February 3, 2010, 6:02 PM EST) -- The European Union has asked the World Trade Organization for permission to levy up to $311 million in tariffs against the U.S. in retaliation for its controversial zeroing method of calculating anti-dumping duties.

The EU issued the request Tuesday, saying the U.S. has failed to bring its anti-dumping duty calculation method in line with its treaty obligations and with prior WTO rulings.

U.S. trading partners and free trade advocates have heaped scorn on zeroing for years, saying that the method leads to anti-dumping duties that are...
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