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Ball bearings anti-dumping duty orders to remain

Keywords: Tags  SKF, CIT, ball bearings, ITA, remand, Germany, France, Italy Japan


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 Commerce’s 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 margin.

This time, the CIT sustained Commerce’s decision after Commerce satisfied SKF’s 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.


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