WTO Rules Against China On Car Parts Tariffs

Law360, New York (February 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The World Trade Organization on Wednesday halted China's import tariffs on car parts after upholding a complaint brought by the United States, the European Union and Canada that argued the tariffs made it hard for Western car parts makers to compete in the country.

China was breaking trade rules by taxing imports of car parts at a higher rate than foreign-made, completely assembled cars, according to the WTO.

The Chinese government imposes a duty for “complete vehicles” on specific combinations of imported parts even when the...
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