DOC Can Ignore Unverifiable Info In Duty Reviews: Fed. Circ.

Law360, New York (June 24, 2013, 3:57 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday ruled the U.S. Department of Commerce may disregard information it can't verify while reviewing anti-dumping duty orders, affirming the application of a China-wide 91.73 percent dumping margin on laminated woven sacks from Zibo Aifudi Plastic Packaging Co. Ltd.

In a unanimous decision, the appeals court ruled that Commerce's decision to impose the higher China-wide rate on plastic products maker Zibo Aifudi was supported by “substantial evidence" and its decision to disregard certain unverifiable information does not violate U.S. laws.

The Federal...
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