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WTO says US anti-dumping duties on Chinese products wrong

Published on Jul 15, 2014 12:41 AM

GENEVA (AFP) - Beijing won a key victory Monday in a trade dispute with Washington, as a WTO panel said the United States was wrong to slap punitive duties on a host of Chinese goods.

The battle covered an array of products including paper, steel, tyres, magnets, chemicals, kitchen fittings, flooring and wind turbines.

The United States had hit them with extra import duties because it argued that they were being dumped on its market to help Chinese companies grab business.

China filed a complaint over the measures at the World Trade Organisation in 2012.

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