Commerce Department Considering Requirements for More Demanding Factual Certifications in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings

Commerce Department Considering Requirements for More Demanding Factual Certifications in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings


By: Jay R. Kraemer, Arianne H. de Govia

In an effort to safeguard and improve the integrity in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings, the Department of Commerce has proposed amendments to the regulation governing the certification of factual information. The new regulations  require that the certification must make clear "what has been certified, by whom and  when" and that the parties to a proceeding and their counsel be aware of the penalties that apply to anyone making a false certification. The  proposals would  require greater levels of due diligence both by parties and their counsel and would impose an explicit continuing obligation to correct material misrepresentations and omissions in either current or previously filed certified submissions to the Department in anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceeding.

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