EU & UK Competition Law Bulletin

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    CFI clarifies interpretation of anti-dumping regulation in important decision on market economy status

    On 17 June 2009, the European Court of First Instance (CFI) annulled EU dumping duties against Zhejiang Xinan Chemical Industrial Group (the Company), a Chinese herbicide exporter, stating that the EU had committed a manifest error of assessment in denying the Company market economy status (MES) and in the setting of its export prices. The decision brings an end to a 29.9% dumping duty on its imports of glyphosate, one of the main products sold by the Company on the Chinese and world markets.

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