EU High Court Hands Win To Chinese Co. In Duty Dispute

Law360, New York (July 19, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT) -- The European Union's high court on Thursday upheld a lower court’s ruling that the European Commission incorrectly refused to consider granting market economy status to a Chinese company when imposing anti-dumping measures on imports of the herbicide glyphosate.

The European Court of Justice found that the mere existence of state control over a company is not equivalent to significant state interference in its decisions regarding prices, costs and inputs, and therefore the company should not be denied market economy treatment under European law.

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