Cray wins dumping suit

The Court of International Trade upholds a U.S. Department of Commerce ruling that NEC and Fujitsu violated U.S. antidumping laws in the supercomputers market.

Michael Kanellos Staff Writer, CNET News.com
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Cray Research won a victory in the Court of International Trade's affirmation of a ruling that NEC and Fujitsu have violated U.S. antidumping laws by selling supercomputers at less than fair value in the U.S.

The Court of International Trade yesterday ruled that the Department of Commerce's investigation of Cray's antidumping complaint in 1996 and 1997 was fair and conducted in compliance with the rules and procedures of U.S. antidumping law. Separately, the U.S. Department of Commerce today announced findings that NEC and Fujitsu have offered vector supercomputers for sale to U.S. customers at 454 percent and 173 percent less, respectively, than their fair value as determined by the department's analysis of the costs to design, develop, manufacture, and market such systems.

Final resolution of Cray's antidumping complaint is expected next month when the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) will determine whether or not the U.S. vector supercomputing industry has been injured or threatened with injury by the illegal dumping.