Commerce Moves To End Zeroing On Most Exports

Law360, New York (January 3, 2011, 3:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce has proposed halting the controversial use of zeroing in most duty calculations, on the heels of several findings by the World Trade Organization that the method is inconsistent with trade obligations.

In a Dec. 28 Federal Register notice, Commerce's International Trade Administration said it planned to stop using zeroing for administrative reviews in most circumstances, effectively ending the practice. The agency is seeking public comments on the proposal through Jan. 27.

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