Japan Fires Back In Fight With U.S. Over Zeroing

Law360, New York (January 11, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Japan reportedly plans to ask the World Trade Organization for permission to impose up to an additional $250 million in duties and tariffs on imports from the United States to retaliate for the U.S.'s controversial method of calculating anti-dumping duties, known as “zeroing.”

A Japanese diplomat said that the proposal will be discussed at the WTO's Jan. 21 meeting, Reuters reported on Friday.

Zeroing is part of the method the U.S. Department of Commerce uses to impose anti-dumping duties on goods being sold in the U.S....
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