WTO says US anti-dumping duties on Chinese products wrong

Delegates of the World Trade Organization leave after a hearing on January 29, 2013 at the WTO headquarters in GenevaBeijing won a key victory Monday in a trade dispute with Washington, as a WTO panel said the United States was wrong to slap punitive duties on a host of Chinese goods. The United States had hit them with extra import duties because it argued that they were being dumped on its market to help Chinese companies grab business. China filed a complaint over the measures at the World Trade Organization in 2012. A World Trade Organization dispute settlement panel on Monday said that the US duties were “inconsistent” with global rules.

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