CIT Sends Fish Fillet Dumping Case Back To Commerce

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 1:53 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted Vietnam's Hiep Thanh Seafood Joint Stock Co. a temporary reprieve in its tariff fight with the U.S. Department of Commerce, ruling that the company may have been truthful when it said it did not know Mexican-bound fish fillets would end up in the U.S.

Commerce booked the fillets in question as intended for U.S. sale, a decision that increased Hiep Thanh's anti-dumping duty rate.

In a ruling Friday, Judge Leo M. Gordon of the U.S. Court of International Trade said that...
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