CIT Nixes Ashley Furniture's Bid For Cut Of Import Duties

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 5:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday tossed Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.'s lawsuits seeking affected domestic producer status so it could get an annual distribution from the anti-dumping duties collected on imports of wooden bedroom furniture from China.

Ashley filed three lawsuits, which were later consolidated, challenging the U.S. International Trade Commission's administrative determinations denying the company status as an affected domestic producer under the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000.

Judge Timothy C. Stanceu dismissed all three suits on Tuesday, rejecting both...
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