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China to File WTO Request for Consultations Against EU for Antidumping Duties Against Screws and Bolts

Rueters reported on July 17, 2009 - China has decided to challenge at the World Trade Organisation European Union anti-dumping duties on Chinese-made screws and bolts imposed by Brussels in January, sources with knowledge of the case said on Friday.

"Mofcom (China's ministry of commerce) is going to seek WTO dispute settlement consultations in the EU fastener case over the legal process used by Brussels," one source told Reuters. (Reporting by Darren Ennis)  - see the following link - http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idUSLH73407220090717

See "China is Learning to Play the Anti-Dumping Retaliation Game" posted on Trade Lawyers Blog on June 4, 2009 - http://tradelawyersblog.com/blog/archive/2009/june/article/china-is-learning-to-play-the-anti-dumping-retaliation-game/?tx_ttnews[day]=04&cHash=01b68c137a

China is coming into its own.  China has long been a target in anti-dumping cases.  This is not the first WTORequest for Consultations that China has filed.

- DS368 "United States - Preliminary Anti-dumping and Countervailing DutyDeterminations on Coated Free Sheet Paper from China"

- DS379 - "United States - Definitive Anti-dumping and Countervailing Duties on Certain Products from China"

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