Retaliation Against Byrd Amendment Continues

Japan has decided to continue to impose 15 percent duties on 15 items imported from the United States, in retaliation against the U.S. Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act, also known as the "Byrd Amendment." The additional duties will be assessed against such articles as ball bearings and steel imported into Japan through August 31, 2008. At that time, Japan will again determine whether to extend the imposition of retaliatory duties against the United States, which it has imposed since September 1, 2005.

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