On Friday, November 14, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) found importers from China and Indonesia in violation of anti-dumping regulations for selling monosodium glutamate (MSG) at unfairly low prices in the United States. The large discrepancy between Ajinomoto’s alleged margins and Commerce’s final margins, as well as the discrepancy between initial and final margins for the China MSG, highlight a concern many have when it comes to antidumping laws: distortion of the market.
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| Posted by Matthew P. Margiotta on Wed. November 26, 2014 3:29 PM
Categories: China, Food and agriculture, Free Trade, United States
current national and transnational regulatory and policy framework for
transgenic plant agriculture and food is arguably largely defined by science.
Notably, transgenic plant agriculture policy deference to science is ostensibly
premised on the general perception that science is neutral, objective,
reliable, and agnostic. This is exemplified by cases that range from Alliance for Bio-integrity v Donna Shalala, European Communities: Measures Affecting
the Approval and Marketing of Biotech Products, to European Commission v Republic of Poland, in which conscientious,
ethical, religious, and cultural oppositional grounds to transgenic plant
agriculture and food were trumped by scientific imperatives. However, the lack
of unanimity of views amongst scientists on...
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| Posted by Stephen A. Moore on Fri. April 4, 2014 1:00 PM
Categories: Food and agriculture, International Law