WTO Rules Against US Import Tariffs on China Steel, Solar Panels

Posted by Michelle Howard
Monday, July 14, 2014

World Trade Organization judges found on Monday that the United States had violated global trade rules by imposing import duties on a range of Chinese steel products and solar panels that Washington asserted had government subsidies.

But the three-member panel also rejected some of the Chinese arguments against the U.S. countervailing duties in the $7.2 billion dispute brought in May 2012, which has echoes in Washington's trade relations with other countries.

(Reporting by Robert Evans; editing by Stephanie Nebehay)

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