NEW YORK The U.S. Court
of International Trade (CIT) has sustained a Commerce
Department decision concerning the final results in an
administrative review of anti-dumping duty orders on ball
bearings and parts thereof.
Plaintiff SKF USA Inc., as well
as its counterparts in France, Germany and Italy, first
contested the original 2007 decision by Commerces
International Trade Administration (ITA) during the 17th
administrative review on products from France, Germany, Italy,
Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.
In the first appeal, the CIT
agreed with the plaintiff and remanded the determination back
to Commerce after it rejected the calculation of the dumping
This time, the CIT sustained
Commerces decision after Commerce satisfied SKFs
concerns about the change in calculation methodology while also
pointing out that a respondent "does not have control over the
information used to calculate a dumping margin," according to
opinions dated July 18.
The ITA first issued dumping
margins of 56.5 percent to 66.42 percent to French
manufacturers/exporters, 31.29 percent to 132.25 percent to
German manufacturers/exporters, 68.29 percent to 155.57 percent
to Italian manufacturers/exporters, and 44.02 percent to 61.14
percent to United Kingdom manufacturers/exporters.
Japan and Singapore were not named in the appeal.