WTO To Investigate US Tariff On Chinese Tires

Law360, New York (January 21, 2010, 4:12 PM EST) -- The World Trade Organization has agreed to commence an inquiry into whether a steep tariff the U.S. has imposed on Chinese tire imports violates international trade policies.

The WTO made the announcement at a Tuesday meeting, granting a second request by China to establish a dispute settlement body to look into the controversial trade policy.

China initially requested WTO consultations in September after President Barack Obama decided to impose a three-year tariff that starts at 35 percent on Chinese tires under Section 421 of the Trade...
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