Commerce Defends Chinese Furniture Duty Rates

Law360, New York (April 26, 2013, 12:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday urged a federal trade judge to affirm its level of anti-dumping duties on Chinese wooden furniture, hitting back at shippers who claimed the agency ignored a court order to reconsider the tariffs.

In September, the U.S. Court of International Trade ordered Commerce to take another look at the 41.75 percent dumping margin it had levied on Chinese furniture for calendar year 2009, including its underlying decision to use surrogate values for the wood used to make the products....
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