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Dumping Allegation

  The allegation of sales in the United States at less than fair value, i.e., dumping, is the thrust of any petition. The petitionís dumping allegation must contain "all factual information (particularly documentary evidence) relevant to the calculation of the export price and/or the constructed export price of the subject merchandise as well as the normal value of the foreign like product." See the Department of Commerceís regulations at section 351.202.

  In analyzing the petitionís alleged export price (EP) and/or constructed export price (CEP), and normal value (NV), the Department looks to affirmatively answer the following questions:
(i) Do alleged prices have adequate supporting documentation?
(ii) Do market research reports include affidavits referring to sources and how the information was obtained?
(iii) Is the price data used as the basis EP and/or CEP and NV contemporaneous with the period of investigation?
(iv) Is the price and cost data from contemporaneous time periods?
(v) Is the correct currency rate used for all conversions to U.S. dollars?
(vi) Are the appropriate conversion factors used for comparisons of differing units of measure?
(vii) Are values consistent across calculations, e.g., are input prices the same in both the constructed value and cost of production calculations?
(viii) If petitioners used their own factors of production to derive NV, were adjustments made for known production differences?
(ix) Are deductions from U.S. price conservative and consistent with the Departmentís normal methodology?

  A petitioner can obtain price and cost information from a myriad of sources, including lost sale and call reports, affidavits, and market research reports. In reviewing affidavits which attest to knowledge of actual prices, the Department of Commerce requires, among other things, that the affidavit clearly identify the source and explain the form in which the person received the information, i.e., verbally via telephone or in person, or in writing.

  For sample dumping market calculations, please review the following charts:

  Market Economy (PPT) *
These charts give a sample market economy dumping calculation, including how to derive "Normal Value" and "U.S. Price". The charts include examples of appropriate adjustments to ensure a fair comparison of prices used in the dumping calculation. These charts may be printed for easy reference.

  Non-Market Economies (PPT) *
These charts give a sample non-market economy dumping calculation, including how to derive "Normal Value" and "U.S. Price". The charts include examples of appropriate adjustments to be made to U.S. Price and a sample non-market economy normal value construction. The charts also include a detailed factors of production and raw material costs calculations. These charts may be printed for easy reference.

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