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WTO to Help Settle Canadian Trade Rows with China, Taiwan

Posted March 12, 2015

Under International Trade Issues

(Agence France-Presse)

The World Trade Organization agreed Tuesday to create two expert panels to help settle Canadian rows with Taiwan and China over tariffs on steel pipes and cellulose pulp.

In the first case, Taiwan had launched a complaint against Canada over duties on carbon steel welded pipes that Ottawa claims are being dumped on its market.

Canada had blocked Taiwan's initial request for WTO's Dispute Settlement Body to create a panel to rule on the dispute, but with its second request, the panel was automatically set up in accordance with WTO rules. Click here to read more.