Zeroing Faces Novel Test In WTO Row Over Washer Duties
By Scott Flaherty
Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 9:34 PM EDT) -- With South Korea's recent challenge to U.S. anti-dumping duties on washing machines, the World Trade Organization is poised to address the use of zeroing to set duty rates in cases of targeted dumping, an untested issue that attorneys describe as the final front in the controversy over the methodology.
South Korea lodged a consultation request at the WTO on Aug. 29, contesting duties the U.S. Department of Commerce had imposed on imports of large residential washing machines. Commerce had found, among other things, that South Korean...