China's WTO Complaint Says Its Tires Didn't Hurt US

Law360, New York (September 17, 2009, 2:12 PM EDT) -- China's request for World Trade Organization consultations with the U.S. over President Barack Obama's decision to impose tariffs on Chinese tires claims that the U.S. cannot justify the move because the statute authorizing the tariffs is flawed and Chinese imports were not a “significant cause” of injury to domestic industry.

The complaint, filed Monday and made public Wednesday, outlines several objections China has to the tire tariffs, including that Section 421 of the Trade Act of 1974 is inconsistent with the 1994 General Agreement on Tariffs...
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