China Challenges US Countervailing Duties At WTO

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 6:16 PM EDT) -- China filed a World Trade Organization complaint Friday accusing the U.S. of improperly applying countervailing duties to $7.3 billion worth of Chinese products, including the recently announced tariffs on solar panels.

According to a statement by China's Ministry of Commerce, the U.S. has violated WTO rules in the way it evaluates whether state-owned Chinese companies count as "public bodies" that are subject to countervailing duties. The improperly calculated duties have been applied 22 Chinese products, China claims.

"The U.S. behaviors abused trade remedy practices and harmed...
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