Chinese Garlic Cos. Lose Fight Over Duty Rates

Law360, New York (December 20, 2010, 6:11 PM EST) -- A federal judge has upheld anti-dumping duties imposed on fresh garlic from China, finding little merit to claims from three Chinese companies that the rates are based on unsuitable surrogate data.

On Thursday Judge Richard Eaton of the U.S. Court of International Trade dismissed a lawsuit brought by Jining Yongjia Trade Co. Ltd., Qingdao Tiantaixing Foods Co. Ltd. and Hebei Golden Bird Trading Co. Ltd. over anti-dumping duties imposed on shipments of garlic between Nov. 1, 2006, and April 30, 2007.

Judge Eaton concluded that Commerce...
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