WTO Rejects US Appeal Over Zeroing

Law360, New York (August 18, 2009, 5:52 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body has affirmed that the U.S. violated international trade rules through its controversial method of calculating anti-dumping duties known as zeroing.

In a 114-page decision issued Thursday, a panel of the WTO court ruled against the U.S. on all counts. It found, among other things, that the U.S. acted inconsistently with an anti-dumping agreement by maintaining zeroing procedures when calculating margins of dumping on the basis of transaction-to-transaction comparisons in original investigations and by maintaining zeroing procedures in periodic reviews....
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