GPX Ruling Could Shake Up Duty Calculation Methods

By Julie Zeveloff (October 20, 2009, 12:46 PM EDT) -- The tires at issue in the much-discussed Section 421 safeguard case are not the only Chinese-made tires making waves in the international trade community these days. Tires are also at the center of a recent ruling that could change the way anti-dumping and countervailing duties are calculated on exports from nonmarket economy countries.

The ruling in GPX International Tire Corp. v. U.S., which the U.S. Court of International Trade handed down in September, raises the possibility that the current practice of applying both anti-dumping and countervailing duties on exports from nonmarket economy countries such as China could lead to double-counting of...

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