Countervailing Duty Law Not A 'Clarification,' GPX Tells CIT

Law360, New York (November 6, 2012, 10:06 PM EST) -- Legislation that said the U.S. can impose countervailing duties on goods from nonmarket economies is an unconstitutional retroactive change to existing law, not a mere “clarification” as the government argues, GPX International Tire Corp. told the U.S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday. 

GPX said the new countervailing duty legislation, enacted earlier this year following an appellate ruling that said Congress didn't mean for CVD law to apply to nonmarket economy imports, was at odds with the U.S. Constitution's prohibition on retroactive changes to penal laws...
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