WTO to study US tariffs on Chinese tyres

Rubber & Plastics News

Geneva – The World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body has voted to establish a panel to investigate whether US tariffs on passenger and light truck tyres made in China violate WTO policies.

The Chinese government formally petitioned the WTO in December to investigate the three-year tariffs, which President Obama ordered 2 Sept. in response to a 4-2 International Trade Commission vote that he do so.

The United Steelworkers had petitioned the ITC in April 2009, asking for relief via Section 421 of the Trade…

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