Fed. Circ. Says Commerce Must Explain Zeroing Policy

Law360, New York (June 29, 2011, 3:39 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday overturned a ruling that affirmed anti-dumping duties on Japanese ball bearing imports, saying the U.S. Department of Commerce must explain why it continues to use zeroing in administrative reviews but not in investigations.

Japanese companies JTEKT Corp. and NTN Bearing Corp. appealed to the Federal Circuit after the U.S. Court of International Trade upheld Commerce’s administrative review of the anti-dumping duty orders on ball bearings from France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom.

Although the appeals court rejected many of...
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