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China Trade defence WTO disputes

Will WTO EU antidumping ruling compliance report bear on the EU’s China ‘market economy status’ debate?

Antidumping experts are still reading the long WTO compliance report published early this week on a 2012 ruling concerning antidumping measures on Chinese iron and steel fasteners. The ruling comes at a delicate time when the future of China’s ‘market economy status’ is being hotly discussed in the EU ahead …

China Trade defence WTO disputes

WTO appellate body rebuffs EU over implementation of ruling on China antidumping case. Retaliation in sight.

The ruling is likely to inflame the debate over the future of China’s market economy status.   On 18 January 2016, the WTO’s appellate body upheld a dispute settlement body ruling chiding the EU over its implementation of a 2012 ruling on measures imposed against iron or steel fasteners from …

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Commission rebuffs Pro Sun request to review benchmark price for Chinese solar cells

The price undertaking currently in force with Chinese solar panel producers remains based on the EU Commission’s initial international price benchmark, the DG Trade’s antidumping department decided.   Pro Sun, the lobby group behind the undertaking decided in 2013 requested one year ago that the EU review the benchmark price …

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Chinese trade drop

Freshly released Chinese customs data reveal a 7 percent drop in trade volumes in 2015 to 24.6 trillion yuan (ca € 3.6 trillion). Beijing has thus missed its target of 6 percent growth in trade. Chinese imports fell by 13.2 percent and exports by 1.8 percent. As a result of …