$311M EU, US Zeroing Fight Bound For WTO Arbitration

Law360, New York (February 18, 2010, 6:11 PM EST) -- The federal government has objected to the European Union's bid to impose at least $311 million in tariffs against the U.S. over its use of zeroing in calculating anti-dumping duties, sending the dispute to arbitration before the World Trade Organization.

In the Feb. 12 objection, which automatically triggered a 60-day arbitration, the U.S. said the proposed tariffs violated the WTO's dispute settlement understanding.

A representative of the EU could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday evening.

On Feb. 2 the EU asked the WTO for...
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