NEW YORK The United
States ties with China as being the least favorable to
downstream industries in trade cases, according to a study by
an industry trade group.
"The U.S. does not adequately
consider the interests of consuming industries in imposing
anti-dumping and countervailing duty laws," Consuming
Industries Trade Action Coalition (Citac) legal counsel Lewis
Leibowitz, a partner at Washington law firm Hogan Lovells, said
in a statement.
The study looked at Brazil,
Canada, China, India, Mexico, the United States and the
European Union, with the rankings based on nine categories that
included zeroing reviews, duties deducted from export prices,
relief for short-supply conditions and public interest tests.
Mexico received the studys highest ranking.
anti-dumping/countervailing duties system "received a low score
because it is on the wrong side of most of the key issues of
importance for consuming industries in the U.S.," according to
the Citac study. "The U.S. is the only country on the list that
has a retrospective system, rather than a prospective system,
in the collection of duties."