DOC's Plan To Nix Zeroing Spurs Sharp Debate

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 5:15 PM EST) -- While foreign producers have praised as long overdue a proposal by the U.S. Department of Commerce to eliminate the use of zeroing in most duty calculations, domestic manufacturers and labor unions have assailed the move, arguing that it would cripple U.S. anti-dumping practices.

Friday marked the end of the six-week public comment period on the plan to eliminate zeroing — a practice that several rulings of the World Trade Organization's appellate body have found to be inconsistent with WTO obligations — and dozens of companies, law...
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