US Slashes Duties On Chinese Aluminum Extrusions

Law360, New York (January 4, 2011, 5:59 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce on Tuesday revised its proposed anti-dumping duties on aluminum extrusions from China, virtually cutting the rates in half after correcting its initial calculations.

Commerce’s International Trade Administration announced in the Federal Register that it made significant ministerial errors when it preliminarily assessed a 59 percent duty rate for imports of aluminum extrusions from China. After crunching the numbers again, the agency suggested anti-dumping duties of around 32 percent.

When the agency published its preliminary dumping determinations in November 2010, the calculations...
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