What are countervailing duties?Countervailing duties, similar to anti-dumping is a trade remedy to neutralize foreign economic threat. Specifically, countervailing duties are duties imposed by the U.S. government against tax reduction, grants, bounties, or any other subsidy provided by a foreign government on exported goods.For example, in our country the government provides corn growers a tax credit whereby they pay them to use their corn for ethanol instead of food.Who determines if a countervailing duty is applicable?Same as in the anti-dumping matters, "Commerce determines whether the alleged . . . subsidizing[...]
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