US rejects China’s request for panel on subsidy duties

Nov 30, 2012 | 04:40 PM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  WTO, China investigation, nonmarket economy, subsidy probe, steel pipe, aluminum, WTO, electrical steel Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — The United States has rejected China’s request to set up a dispute settlement panel at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over alleged illegal subsidy duties to nonmarket economies.

During a meeting Friday at the international organization, China said that the U.S. government since 2006 has launched more than 30 countervailing duty investigations against its products—including steel pipe, aluminum extrusions and oil country tubular goods—that affect more than $7.3 billion in Chinese goods. These investigations are unlawful because U.S. countervailing....

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