ANNOUNCEMENT 19 Jun 2012In June 2012, the government of the United States of America announced changes to its trade defence rules.
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Under an announced change in methodology that the U.S. Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register on June 19, 2012 (Vol.77 No.118), the export price or constructed export price in certain non-market economy (NME) antidumping proceedings will be reduced by the amount of export tax, duty, or other charge. This change may have the effect of widening the dumping margins that the department finds. The department said in the notice that it has reconsidered its administrative practice that taxes paid by NME companies to these NME governments cannot be identified and measured. In antidumping duty investigations and administrative reviews involving merchandise from China and Vietnam the department will now determine whether the NME government has imposed 'an export tax, duty, or other charge' upon export of the subject merchandise during the period of investigation or the period of review (e.g., an export tax or VAT that is not fully refunded upon exportation).