DS: China — Provisional Anti-Dumping Duties on Certain Iron and Steel Fasteners from the European Union

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Complaint by the European Union. 

On 7 May 2010, the European Union requested consultations with China regarding China's provisional anti-dumping duties on certain iron or steel fasteners from the European Union.  The European Union alleges that Notice 115 (2009) of the Ministry of Commerce imposing the provisional anti‑dumping measures in question is inconsistent with a number of provisions of the WTO Anti‑Dumping Agreement and GATT 1994.  The European Union also considers that Article 56 of the Chinese Anti-Dumping Regulations is inconsistent with various provisions of the Anti-Dumping Agreement, the DSU, and GATT 1994.  The request notes in particular that Article 56 provides, in part, “where a country (region) discriminatorily imposes anti-dumping measures on the exports from the People's Republic of China, China may, on the basis of actual situations, take corresponding measures against that country (region)”.


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