Antidumping in the Supreme Court

Did you know that you can’t dump a service?

The Supreme Court said Monday it will rule on a case that could make it harder for U.S. companies to obtain protective tariffs on low-priced foreign goods.

The dispute centers on whether uranium that U.S. utilities send to France for enrichment and then import for use in nuclear power plants qualifies as a ‘good’ or ‘service.’ The question is critical because only manufactured goods, not services, are subject to U.S. laws that can add punitive tariffs to cheap imports.