Decision Undermines Remedies for China's Unfair Trade Practices
The United Steelworkers (USW) said that today's decision by the Appeals body of World Trade Organization (WTO) is a slap in the face to U.S. workers and industries that are harmed by China's predatory trade practices. The USW believes this decision will undercut the ability of the U.S. to fully and effectively apply countervailing duty and anti-dumping laws against China.
"Today's decision from the WTO is very troubling," said Leo W. Gerard, International President of the USW. "This is yet another example of the WTO overreaching and undermining the legitimacy of the WTO and the sovereignty of the United States.
"When China joined the WTO in 2001, it agreed to be treated as a non-market economy in dumping cases and to be subject to countervailing duty laws -- today the Appellate Body appears to have created special carve outs for China that neither the U.S. nor anyone else agreed to ten years ago ... more