Supreme Court Allows Tariffs On Uranium Imports

Law360, New York (January 26, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce can charge anti-dumping duties on certain imports of low-enriched uranium from France, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, marking its first-ever ruling on anti-dumping law.

Justice David Souter wrote the unanimous opinion for the court, which dealt a loss to French uranium enrichment company Eurodif SA. The company had argued that some types of uranium enrichment contracts are not subject to anti-dumping duties because they constitute a sale of services, not goods.

Under the anti-dumping statute, duties can be imposed on...
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