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WTO Rules against China in Steel Pipes Row with Japan, EU

Posted February 16, 2015

Under International Trade Issues

(Japan Times)

A World Trade Organization panel has largely ruled against China in its row with Japan and the European Union over Beijing’s anti-dumping duties on imports of steel pipes.

Japan and the EU went to the trade body in 2012 and 2013 to protest the anti-dumping measures imposed by China on imports of such pipes. Japan had complained about the effect of the measures on exports to China from companies such as Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp.

The three-member panel, set up in 2013 to rule on the dispute, on Friday “upheld many of the claims . . . but did not side with the complainants in all matters,” the WTO said. Click here to read more.