Fed. Circ. Closes Door On Nonmarket Economy Tire Duties

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 9:03 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit rejected challenges from the U.S. government, Titan Tire Corp. and Bridgestone Americas Inc. on Monday to a decision that nixed countervailing duties on two Chinese off-road tire producers, ruling that countervailing duties could not be applied to goods from nonmarket economy countries.

A three-judge panel of the Federal Circuit issued a 26-page opinion that rejected appeals from the federal government and U.S. manufacturers following an Oct. 1, 2010 judgment from U.S. Court of International Trade.

The CIT sustained redetermination results in which the...
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