CIT Backs Commerce's Duty Findings On Thai Plastic Bags

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 4:10 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Wednesday affirmed a decision by the U.S. Department of Commerce that kept anti-dumping duties on imports of plastic bags from Thailand, rejecting arguments from both the Thai respondents and U.S. producers faulting the department's review methodology.

In a 25-page opinion, CIT Chief Judge Donald Pogue said the department correctly adhered to the court's instructions when its initial duty review findings were remanded earlier this year.

Respondent Thai Plastic Bags Industries Co. Ltd. argued that the department should have offset...
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