Commerce Ordered To Revisit Brazilian Paper Production Cost

By Rae Ann Varona
Law 360
August 16, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: International

WASHINGTON, DC — The U. S. Court of International Trade on Tuesday told the U. S. Department of Commerce to revisit its calculation of a Brazilian paper manufacturer’s cost of production, saying the agency failed to back up why it included derivative expenses. Suzano SA sued the government on grounds that Commerce ignored evidence that, according to the company, demonstrated that certain expenses were investment-related and thus should have been excluded from the production cost calculations, which are used in setting anti-dumping duties. In siding with Suzano, CIT Judge Gary S. Katzmann emphasized in his opinion that Commerce was obligated to take this into account. [to access the full story, a LAW360 subscription is required].

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