DOC Seeks To Uphold Duties On Japanese Bearings

Law360, New York (August 28, 2009, 5:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce is urging the U.S. Court of International Trade to uphold long-standing anti-dumping duties on anti-friction bearings from Japan and other countries in response to a challenge from Jtekt Corp. and other Japanese bearings producers.

In a response filed Thursday in the CIT, the department argued that its methods for calculating the duties, including a controversial practice known as zeroing, had been upheld repeatedly in the appellate courts.

The plaintiffs challenged the Commerce Department's use of the model-match methodology and zeroing, which...
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