Commerce Lowers Duties On Vietnam Fish Cos.

Law360, New York (March 17, 2011, 6:24 PM EDT) -- Vietnamese frozen fish exporters convinced the U.S. Department of Commerce to change the surrogate country used in the administrative review of an anti-dumping order, leading to significantly lower proposed duties in preliminary results, according to a decision released Tuesday.

In a decision made Monday but released Tuesday, the agency switched the surrogate country used for its calculations of the Vietnamese exporters' production costs from the Philippines to Bangladesh.

The change led the agency to assess a duty rate of zero percent for Vinh Hoan Corp., Cuu...
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