China Lodges WTO Challenge Over US Oil Pipe, Other Duties

Law360, New York (December 3, 2013, 4:10 PM EST) -- China said Tuesday it has lodged a dispute at the World Trade Organization, challenging anti-dumping duties the U.S. has imposed on more than a dozen categories of products, including steel tubing used in oil wells.

Shen Danyang, spokesman for China's Ministry of Commerce, said in a statement that his country has requested consultations — the first step in the WTO's dispute resolution process — with the U.S. regarding 13 anti-dumping duty orders imposed against Chinese imports, including imports of oil country tubular goods.

On Tuesday, China...
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