Commerce Dept. Revokes TKS Anti-Dumping Order

By: Jim Rosenberg

Updated at 11 a.m. EST

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Jan. 10 revoked, effective September 2000, its anti-dumping duty order for equipment sales by Tokyo Kikai Seiskusho Ltd. (TKS).

Notification of the final determination cited the absence of comment on its preliminary findings by parties other than TKS and followed reviews that showed the Japanese press maker and its U.S. affiliate had not engaged in unfair pricing for three consecutive years (E&P, Jan. 7).

“TKS has always been a fair trader, and that position has been vindicated,” said its attorney, Yoshihiro Saito, who added he was “very glad” for American newspapers.

The Commerce Dept. also confirmed there was no dumping margin for U.S. sales by Germany’s MAN Roland through August 2000.

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