WTO Rejects US Duty Double-Counting In China Fight

Law360, New York (March 11, 2011, 3:26 PM EST) -- The U.S. policy of charging both anti-dumping and countervailing duties on the same products from nonmarket economies like China violates World Trade Organization rules, the group's appeals body ruled Friday.

The WTO Appellate Body also concluded that the U.S. Department of Commerce's finding that some Chinese state-owned companies are "public bodies" that provide government subsidies runs afoul of the WTO agreement on subsidies and countervailing measures.

Friday's report, which reversed a number of key findings from the panel that originally rejected the bulk of China's complaints...
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