USTR Targets China Over Steel, Electronic Payments

Law360, New York (September 15, 2010, 6:36 PM EDT) -- Trade relations between China and the United States continued on an increasingly tumultuous path Wednesday, with U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk revealing two new cases in the World Trade Organization claiming China discriminates against U.S. steel makers and credit card companies.

The first case is seeking dispute settlement consultations regarding China’s imposition of anti-dumping duties and countervailing duties on imports of grain-oriented flat-rolled electrical steel from the U.S., while the second case requests consultations regarding China’s discrimination against U.S. suppliers of electronic payment services, Kirk said....
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