WTO Sends US-China Duty Row, Other Cases To Panels

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 6:47 PM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization on Wednesday established panels to adjudicate a trio of disputes, including a Chinese complaint over U.S. tariffs on goods such as steel tubing used in oil wells, along with a challenge to Australia's tobacco labeling laws and a Japan-Ukraine tussle over car tariffs.

At the monthly meeting of its Dispute Settlement Body, the WTO took the final step in pushing China's December suit faulting the U.S. methodology for calculating its anti-dumping duty rates to a three-member panel. The establishment of the panel...
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