European Union; China; World Trade Organization: EU Deems Anti-Dumping Duties on Steel imports from China Discriminatory
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(Sep 13, 2013) On August 16, 2013, the European Union (EU) requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) in
Pursuant to EU estimates, exports of these tubes to China were worth some €90 million annually for the EU in 2009. However, the amount fell to under €20 million by November 2012, when China began imposing anti-dumping duties. Since then, duties of 9.7% to 11.1% imposed on imports of steel tubes from the EU have had a negative impact on the tube suppliers access to the Chinese market. (
EU Trade Spokesman John Clancy stated:
The EU continues its fight against unjustified Chinese trade defence measures, which do not comply with WTO rules and often seem to be motivated by retaliation. The Chinese case was brought shortly after a European case against Chinese steel imports. Given [their] obvious technical weaknesses, we are confident that the WTO will support our claims against these anti-dumping duties. (
|Author:||Theresa Papademetriou More by this author|
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Last updated: 09/13/2013