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WTO: China Can Place Duties On $645 Million in U.S. Imports

WTO: China Can Place Duties on $645 Million in US Imports
FILE – Container ships are seen at the Port of Savannah, Georgia, Sept. 29, 2021. A World Trade Organization arbitrator has decided that China can impose tariffs on imports from the U.S. totaling up to $645 million a year, capping a decade-long dispute.

Voice of America

The World Trade Organization on Wednesday handed a fresh victory to China, permitting it to place duties on $645 million worth of U.S. imports per year, in a long-running anti-dumping dispute with Washington.

The United States is unable to appeal the decision.

“The deeply disappointing decision today by the WTO arbitrator reflects erroneous Appellate Body interpretations that damage the ability of WTO members to defend our workers and businesses from China’s trade-distorting subsidies,” said Adam Hodge, a spokesman for the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai.

“Today’s decision reinforces the need to reform WTO rules and dispute settlement, which have been used to shield China’s non-market economic practices and undermine fair, market-oriented competition.”

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