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U.S. Producers Contest Lifted Duties on Chinese Pesticide

Nov. 13, 2020, 3:12 PM

Three U.S. producers are challenging the Commerce Department’s decision to lift antidumping duties on imports from China of the pesticide chloropicrin, arguing to the U.S. Court of International Trade that the department overreacted to a clerical error.

Commerce is required to conduct a review of a U.S. antidumping duty order every five years, to determine whether revoking the order would likely lead to a recurrence in dumping.

Commerce recently completed the fifth such “sunset” review of Chinese chloropicrin. Because “no domestic interested party timely filed an adequate substantive response in this sunset review,” the department’s regulations required it to revoke...

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