US Says Duties On Goods From Non-Market Economies Legal

Law360, New York (August 21, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT) -- U.S. government attorneys told the Federal Circuit on Friday that the Department of Commerce has always had the power to assess countervailing duties on imports from countries with nonmarket economies, and a recent law that a Chinese company has branded unconstitutional merely confirmed that.

In a brief made public Wednesday, the U.S. attacked Guangdong Wireking Housewares & Hardware Co. Ltd's contention that the March 2012 law violated the Constitution's ex post facto clause by changing the rules and retroactively punishing companies in countries with nonmarket economies,...
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