Fed. Circ. Backs Commerce Over Thai Shrimp Duties

Law360, New York (December 19, 2011, 7:35 PM EST) -- The Federal Circuit on Monday affirmed a ruling by the U.S. Court of International Trade that the U.S. Department of Commerce did not mishandle a pair of Thai seafood exporters' balance sheet declarations when conducting a review of shrimp anti-dumping duties.

The appeals court affirmed the CIT's decision finding that Commerce's decision not to allow the two Thai shrimp companies to use certain long-term interest-bearing assets to offset anti-dumping duty determinations was supported by the agency's past practices.

“As the Court of International Trade correctly explained,...
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