EU Challenges Chinese Fastener Tariffs At WTO

Law360, New York (May 13, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT) -- The European Union has taken the first step toward a new World Trade Organization dispute with China, asking for consultations over provisional anti-dumping duties the country decided in 2009 to impose on some iron or steel fasteners from Europe.

The EU sent its request to China and the chairman of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body on May 7, calling the duties inconsistent with China's obligations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade.

The notice, which became public Thursday, also seeks consultations on Article 56 of...
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