NAFTA Panel Grills Commerce On Zeroing In Wire Rod Case

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A binational panel last week remanded a case back to the U.S. Department of Commerce in an appeal of anti-dumping reviews concerning carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Canada, for further explanation on the agency’s use of a controversial practice known as zeroing.

The North American Free Trade Agreement panel asked Commerce to provide a thorough explanation of its approach of granting offsets for nondumped sales in original investigations, while denying these offsets in administrative reviews.

“We find that neither the doctrine of exhaustion...
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