WTO Panel To Weigh US Dispute Over Chinese Steel Duties

Law360, New York (February 26, 2014, 5:05 PM EST) -- The World Trade Organization on Wednesday tasked a dispute panel with determining whether China has fallen short of its international trade obligations by continuing to level import duties on U.S. electrical steel.

At a Wednesday meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body established a compliance panel to consider the U.S.' challenge to anti-dumping and countervailing duties China has imposed against American-made grain-oriented, flat-rolled electrical steel. The U.S. had in January restarted the dispute, saying that China had continued to impose import duties despite an earlier WTO ruling that found several flaws with the trade measures.

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