WTO sides with India in complaint against US

Jul 14, 2014 | 06:22 PM | Nat Rudarakanchana

Tags  WTO, World Trade Organization, China, India, trade, United States Trade Representative, Michael B. Froman, steel aluminum

NEW YORK — Indian steelmakers did not benefit from some government subsidies, contrary to claims by the United States, a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel ruled July 14.

The WTO report reviewed countervailing duties imposed by the Commerce Department on some Indian steel products following an April 2012 complaint by U.S. steelmakers that alleged the Indian government subsidized some steelmakers (amm.com, April 19, 2012).

The United States failed to gather enough factual evidence to back certain Commerce determinations during the subsidy investigation, the report said, and wrongly claimed Tata Steel Ltd. benefited from certain subsidies. ....

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