Beijing won its biggest legal victory so far at the World Trade Organization as the WTO’s Appellate Body ruled against the European Union in a Chinese antidumping case, the Wall Street Journal reported. The body supported China’s opposition to the EU’s application of antidumping tariffs to imports of certain metal fasteners from China. Both the EU and China had filed appeals after the WTO condemned the tariffs in December. “China’s victory in this case is very meaningful and will help improve the competitive environment for Chinese companies in international markets including the EU,” China’s commerce ministry announced on Saturday. China’s exports to developed countries soared upon its entry into the WTO in 2001, but precipitated enduring tensions over currency values, public contracts, market access, and charges of dumping – exporting products to a foreign country at a price lower than cost.