Citric Acid Duties Were Improper, Chinese Co. Says

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2012, 8:13 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday was sued by Yixing-Union Biochemical Co. Ltd., which claims the agency wrongly assessed countervailing duties on its Chinese exports of citric acid and certain citrate salts.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. Court of International Trade, alleges that because Commerce classified China as an nonmarket country at the time of the first administrative review of the anti-dumping duty order in June, it is not allowed to apply the additional countervailing duties on Yixing-Union citric acids.

Commerce published its preliminary...
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