DOC Requires Importers To Put Down Cash During Probes

Law360, San Diego (October 3, 2011, 3:31 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday said it would move forward with plans to change the practice of accepting bonds during the provisional measures period in anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations.

The final rule, announced in the Federal Register and set to take effect Nov. 2, will require the provisional measures during an investigation to normally take the form of a cash deposit rather than a bonding requirement.

Commerce said the rule will help strengthen anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws by making importers directly responsible...
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