US Appeals WTO Ruling For Japan In Zeroing Battle

Law360, New York (May 20, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. government has appealed a World Trade Organization decision in a long-running dispute with Japan over the U.S.' controversial method of calculating anti-dumping duties known as zeroing.

A representative for the U.S. Department of Commerce confirmed Wednesday that the U.S. had appealed a WTO compliance panel's April 24 decision in Japan's favor.

A spokesperson for the U.S. trade representative could not immediately be reached for comment.

The WTO's Dispute Settlement Body had scheduled a discussion for Wednesday on a finding that the Commerce Department's use...
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