China Starts Probe Of EU Wine In Escalating Trade Row

Law360, New York (June 5, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- China's Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday launched anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigations into wines from the European Union, fueling fears of a looming trade war between two of the world's largest economies a day after the EU imposed tariffs on Chinese-made solar panels.

China briefly mentioned in a statement its inquiry into whether European governments were subsidizing their winemakers and whether imported European wine was selling below fair value, as it expressed "resolute opposition" to the provisional duties the EU decided to enact Tuesday against Chinese...
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