WTO: the United States PV products to China both investigations ruled violates WTO rules

Polaris solar PV net news: Geneva time on December 18, the World Trade Organization announced China v United States countervailing measures (DS437) the appellate body report. According to the report, the appellate body rejected the United States appeal, maintained by the Group of experts on the United States in public body that the specificity determination, land subsidies, export restrictions in countervailing duty investigations, such as the practice contravenes the rules of the WTO’s ruling, further finds beauty in China initiated anti-subsidy investigations using external reference standards are not in line with WTO rules.

WTO appellate body has said that the mainland production of solar panels and other United States imposition of punitive tariffs on products not yet benefited from public assistance, nor biased towards a specific manufacturer, maintaining County complaint United States restrictions on imports ruled unchanged, and stressed that the US side’s own ruling violates global trade rules.

Announced in the ruling 10 days ago, the WTO appellate body ruled that the United States India produce steep tariffs on steel and a violation of WTO rules, and urged the us to comply with related regulations.

Ministry of Commerce statement said Sun Jiwen said, the appellate body rejected the United States appeal, maintained by the Group of experts on the United States in public body that the specificity determination, land subsidies, export restrictions in countervailing duty investigations, such as the practice contravenes the rules of the WTO’s ruling, further finds beauty in China initiated anti-subsidy investigations using external reference standards are not in line with WTO rules. China expresses welcome.

Sun Jiwen said, according to China’s relevant subsidies specificity and use of raw material adverse facts application can be obtained, the appellate body reversed the decision of the expert group. But since the Group has not done a full analysis, appellate body in completing the United States legal analysis of related practices are in breach of WTO rules, China expressed regret.

Sun Jiwen pointed out that, in this case my vital trade interests are Chinese take advantage of WTO rules, to counter the US abuse of trade remedy measures, actively safeguard their legitimate rights and interests of a major victory. A definitive ruling of the appellate body of the WTO, United States in connection with the measures in the Act is a violation of WTO rules. China hopes the US side to face up to its long-term, systemic trade remedy legislation and practice in violation of WTO rules, urged the United States to good faith implementation of WTO rulings, timely, comprehensive, correct the wrong practices in violation of WTO rules and safeguard the authority and seriousness of WTO rules, and create a good environment for international trade.

United States Department of Commerce has said that the finds from the County’s solar panel imports dumping and subsidy (click to view PV-Tech reports), Taiwan imports of such products was dumping and high import tariffs on products. The United States stated that, manufacturers in mainland China, the dumping margin for 26.71%~165.04%, subsidies per 27.64%~49.79%. Taiwan manufacturers ‘ dumping margins for the 11.45%~27.55%. United States Customs according to final determination dumping margins, to the producers and exporters of these products is imposed by the corresponding margin.

Both solar energy products trade dispute has been going on in 2011, the United States Department of Commerce announced countervailing investigations started solar panels to China. According to United States Department of commerce statistics, the 2013 United States from mainland and Taiwan solar imports amount to $ 1.5 billion and $ 657 million.

Original title: WTO: the United States PV products to China both investigations ruled violates WTO rules

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