House Vote Sends Countervailing Duty Bill To Obama

Law360, New York (March 6, 2012, 4:11 PM EST) -- Legislation aimed protecting U.S. manufacturers from subsidized goods from China will head to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature, after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill with an overwhelming majority Tuesday. 

The bill, H.R. 4105, passed in the House with a vote of 370-39. The legislation is intended to legitimize the U.S. Department of Commerce's power to slap countervailing duties on nonmarket-economy countries, including China and Vietnam, overturning a December Federal Circuit ruling that found the department lacked the authority to do...
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