Commerce considers section 201 duties in antidumping proceedings
The U.S. Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration will consider the appropriateness of deducting section 201 duties and countervailing duties from gross unit price to determine the applicable export price and constructed export price used in antidumping duty calculations.
The management of section 201 duties was established in the 1974 Trade Act. It requires Commerce to deduct export price and constructed export price any U.S. import duties included in the price. Commerce said the current practice is line with the Uruguay Round Agreements Act.
Section 772(d) of the 1974 Trade Act also requires Commerce to deduct U.S. selling expenses from the constructed export price.
Industry comments regarding the treatment of section 201 duties in antidumping proceedings are due to Commerce by Oct. 14. For more information, contact Becky Erkul at (202) 482-1277.