WTO to rule on China duties vs. Japan tubes

May 30, 2013 | 10:25 AM | Keith Nuthall

Tags  WTO, World Trade Organization, stainless tubes, anti-dumping duties, China imports, Japan exports, Keith Nuthall

LONDON — A World Trade Organization (WTO) disputes panel has been authorized to settle a conflict over anti-dumping duties imposed by China on high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes imported from Japan.

Tokyo argues that these duties break global commerce rules, notably the WTO’s anti-dumping agreement and its general agreement on tariffs and trade (GATT), which lay down detailed rules on how anti-dumping duties can be imposed, and particularly how governments conduct investigations into whether imports are being sold at below cost. If this is shown to be the....

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