China Wants Full WTO Case Over US Countervailing Duties

Law360, New York (August 23, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT) -- China will ask the World Trade Organization to launch a full dispute resolution proceeding over its allegations that the U.S. improperly applies countervailing duties to $7.3 billion worth of Chinese products, according WTO documents filed Tuesday.

The WTO's dispute resolution body said China will request the establishment of a panel to adjudicate the issue at the group's next scheduled meeting on Aug. 31, moving the row over 22 separate American duties past the preliminary round of direct consultations.

The move — an indicator that the bilateral...
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