China Denies EU Wine Probe Was Payback For Solar Row

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 6:29 PM EST) -- China's Commerce Ministry on Wednesday said it was open to negotiations with the European Union to resolve a duty investigation into European wine imports, and deflected claims that the wine probe had been launched as retaliation for a prior dispute over solar panels.

During a press conference Wednesday, the Chinese ministry's spokesman, Shen Danyang, said there was no link between the July start of an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty investigation into European wine imports and an earlier dispute stemming from an EU anti-dumping investigation into Chinese...
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