United States - Laws, Regulations and Methodology for Calculating Dumping Margins ("Zeroing")

Report of the Appellate Body

On 12 June 2003, the European Communities requested consultations with the United States concerning a methodology used by the US, among others, in the calculation of dumping margins, known as “zeroing”. The “zeroing” methodology, generally speaking, involves treating specific price comparisons which do not show dumping as zero values in the calculation of a weighted average dumping margin. The request concerned specific provisions of the US Tariff Act of 1930 and the Department of Commerce implementing regulation as well as US Department of Commerce methodology and its determinations in specific cases involving products imported from the European Communities.

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