WTO backs US on Chinese import duties

Jun 15, 2012 | 04:16 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  trade, James Wainscott, AK Steel, USTR, electrical steel, Ron Kirk, ATI, WTO dumping

NEW YORK — The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled in favor of the United States concerning exports of grain-oriented electrical steel to China, according to a panel report released Friday.

According to the 162-page report, China violated a number of WTO obligations when it first imposed duties on the product in 2010, including initiating countervailing duty investigations based on insufficient evidence and failing to make supported findings that imports were hurting China’s domestic industry.....

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