CIT Allows Countervailing Duties On Nonmarket Countries

Law360, New York (January 7, 2013, 7:39 PM EST) -- The U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday upheld the constitutionality of a law allowing countervailing duties on goods from nonmarket economy countries, shooting down challenges from two Chinese tire companies.

CIT Judge Jane A. Restani said that a recently enacted law — passed after a Federal Circuit ruling that restricted the U.S. Department of Commerce's ability to collect countervailing duties on imports from nonmarket economies like China — did not run afoul of several provisions in the U.S. Constitution.

The ruling denies challenges lodged by...
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