China Asks For WTO Panel To Settle US Duties Dispute

Law360, New York (August 31, 2012, 2:21 PM EDT) -- China has asked the World Trade Organization to establish an official panel to resolve its allegations that the U.S. improperly applies countervailing duties to 22 different Chinese products valued at $7.3 billion, the country's Ministry of Commerce said Friday.

The duties were imposed on Chinese goods such as steel pipes, solar panels, wind turbine towers, multilayered wood flooring and lightweight thermal paper.

The move heats up the dispute that China formalized in May, when it complained that the U.S. had violated WTO rules by improperly classifying...
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