WTO Scolds China On Anti-Competitive Tariff Policy

Law360, New York (July 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The World Trade Organization said Friday that China is violating global trade rules by requiring Chinese automobile makers to buy most of their components from local suppliers or face exorbitant tariffs.

The decision marks the first time the WTO has ruled against China since the country joined the global trade assembly in 2001.

A dispute panel at the WTO said China should be asked to bring its systems into line with international trade rules against anti-competitive conduct.

China's practice of taxing imported car parts at a...
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