China Up In Arms Over EU Steel Pipe Duties

Law360, New York (October 6, 2009, 3:27 PM EDT) -- An official from China's Ministry of Commerce reportedly said Tuesday that the country was “dissatisfied” with the European Union's decision to impose preemptive anti-dumping tariffs on Chinese seamless steel pipe imports.

China has repeatedly criticized the EU's decision to target Chinese seamless steel pipes as contravening World Trade Organization rules by imposing anti-dumping duties based on fear of future harm, rather than findings of material injury or threat, a report from the Xinhua news agency said, citing an unnamed Ministry of Commerce official.

The Commerce official...
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