China - HP-SSST: Last Part of Growing Pains?
27 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2016
Date Written: September 2016
In December 2012 Japan requested the establishment of a World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel regarding AD duties that China had imposed on high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes (HP-SSST). The European Union joined as a complainant in June 2013. To some degree, this dispute follows earlier ones involving China, as similar procedural and substantial issues were raised in previous cases. However, this is the first time that the WTO Panel rejected some important claims, only for those decisions to be reversed by the Appellate Body. Now that various rulings have clarified these legal issues, it remains to be seen if HP-SSST represents the last part of growing pains for Chinese authorities to learn about AD legal procedures.
Keywords: antidumping, WTO trade disputes, impact analysis, essential fact, price undercutting, non-attribution, China
JEL Classification: F13, K33
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