WTO Calls On U.S. To Conform To Trade Rules

Law360, New York (January 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- The World Trade Organization’s top court has ruled that the United States is breaking international trade regulations in its calculation of anti-dumping tariffs.

Reversing most of the findings of a WTO trade panel, the appellate body upheld a complaint by Japan that the “zeroing procedures” of the U.S. violated its WTO obligations.

The court found the U.S.' use of “zeroing,” a method designed to calculate dumping duties, was inconsistent with the Anti-Dumping Agreement by which the U.S. is bound as a member of the WTO....
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