China Takes US Shrimp Duties To WTO Over Zeroing

Law360, New York (February 28, 2011, 5:58 PM EST) -- China on Monday launched a new World Trade Organization assault against the U.S. over its controversial use of zeroing to calculate anti-dumping duties on Chinese warmwater shrimp exports.

The move to request consultations at the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body prompted a quick rebuke from the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which pointed out that the U.S. is in the process of eliminating the policy after the WTO repeatedly found it inconsistent with current anti-dumping agreements.

China's Ministry of Commerce said Monday that the U.S. had...
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