The World Trade Organization (WTO) on Thursday adopted final findings against US duties imposed on a range of Chinese imports, effectively giving Beijing a green light to seek compensatory sanctions, said Reuters.
The case turned on US calculation of countervailing duties in 17 investigations begun by the Department of Commerce, which found that Chinese state-owned and state-invested enterprises provided steel and other inputs to domestic firms for less than adequate remuneration. Washington deems them illegal subsidies.
The US delegation said it did not view the WTO findings as valid and was not joining a consensus on the Dispute Settlement Body’s adoption of the WTO Appellate Body’s report last month that largely upheld an earlier ruling, reported Reuters.
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