U.S. Should Face Up To Flawed Anti-Dumping Tariffs: E.U.

Law360, New York (September 22, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The European Union on Friday pressed the World Trade Organization once again for new consultations with the United States over its controversial method for calculating anti-dumping tariffs.

The E.U. says the U.S. method—called “zeroing"—calculates anti-dumping tariffs by selectively ignoring certain market price data that would otherwise free some E.U. exporters from dumping duties. The result, according to the E.U., is hundreds of millions of dollars in improper tariffs leveled against exporters in numerous industries.

The rival economic powers have been sparring over U.S. zeroing practices since...
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