China Must Honor WTO Steel Duty Ruling, Arbitrator Says

Law360, New York (May 3, 2013, 3:41 PM EDT) -- A World Trade Organization arbitrator ruled Friday that China had until July 31 to comply with a decision that said the country had violated its international obligations by imposing duties on specialized American steel.

WTO arbitrator Claus-Dieter Ehlermann said that 8 months and 15 days from the date the ruling was finalized — November 16 — was "a reasonable period of time" for China to comply with the WTO's findings.

First issued last June, the ruling by the WTO's dispute resolution body said that China had...
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