Furniture Cos. Slam DOC Over Chinese Duties Review

Law360, New York (October 15, 2009, 1:01 PM EDT) -- A trade group representing U.S. furniture manufacturers has launched a suit against the U.S. Department of Commerce, claiming the agency's third review of anti-dumping duties on Chinese imports of wooden bedroom furniture is rife with errors.

The American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade filed a complaint Wednesday in the U.S. Court of International Trade, faulting Commerce's International Trade Administration for using flawed data, choosing the wrong surrogate country and failing to assign combination rates.

In August, the department concluded its third administrative review, covering wooden...
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