China turns to WTO in trade dispute

China turns to WTO - China turns to WTO in trade dispute By Alan Beattie in London and Geoff Dyer in Beijing Published 19:12 | Last updated 19:12

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China turns to WTO in trade dispute By Alan Beattie in London and Geoff Dyer in Beijing Published: September 14 2009 19:12 | Last updated: September 14 2009 19:12 Barack Obama’s decision last week to impose emergency tariffs on Chinese tyres has fuelled an increasingly familiar Sino-US war of words over trade. A poultry market in Wuhan, central China. Chicken feet are a popular dim sum dish Beijing launched an investigation on Monday into whether US poultry and car parts were being unfairly dumped in the Chinese market. It also requested formal consultations at the World Trade Organisation into the US tariffs – the first step in trying to have them declared illegal. Whether it will succeed is unclear. The particular “safeguard” measure that the US president invoked was, after all, written specifically to allow the US to block Chinese imports as part of the price for China joining the WTO in 2001. However, trade experts and lawyers say the episode does show the increasingly sophisticated legal strategies used by Beijing in its many disputes with trading partners
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China turns to WTO - China turns to WTO in trade dispute By Alan Beattie in London and Geoff Dyer in Beijing Published 19:12 | Last updated 19:12

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