according to chinaMinistry of CommerceLast night, the head of the Treaty and Law Department of China’s Ministry of Commerce announced China’s lawsuit against the United States over China’s steel and aluminum 232.TariffThe Expert Panel Report on the WTO Dispute Case filed an appeal against the retaliatory measures and issued a statement. He said that China believes that there are legal errors in the expert panel’s decision on this matter. Therefore, China filed an appeal in accordance with relevant WTO rules.
The person in charge said that on September 18, in accordance with relevant WTO rules, China filed an appeal against the report of the expert panel on the WTO dispute case against the United States against China’s retaliatory measures against US steel and aluminum 232 tariff measures . China believes that the expert panel’s decision on this case contains legal errors. Therefore, China filed an appeal in accordance with relevant WTO rules to protect its rights and interests.
In mid-August this year the World Trade Organization (world trade organization)’s dispute settlement panel issued a report stating that China’s retaliatory measures against the US steel and aluminum 232 tariffs were inconsistent with its obligations under the WTO. The Office of the US Trade Representative issued a statement expressing satisfaction with the WTO’s conclusion and accused China of taking retaliatory measures by the United States as “hypocritical”. At that time, the person in charge of the Treaty and Law Department of China’s Ministry of Commerce immediately made a statement and said that the root cause of the problem in this matter is the unilateralism and protectionist behavior of the United States. According to the law, China’s countermeasures are legitimate actions to safeguard its legitimate rights and interests. China demands that the United States immediately rescind the steel and aluminum 232 measures that violate WTO rules. This time, China took action to defend its position by filing an appeal.
The person in charge of the Treaty and Law Department said he would like to point out that the US steel and aluminum 232 tariff measures targeted by China’s retaliatory measures are unilateral and protectionist measures that are deemed to be in violation of WTO rules. However, the United States blocked the decision from taking effect, avoiding its implementation obligations and refusing to repeal the illegal tariff measures.
“We urge the United States to take concrete action to respect WTO rules, correct illegal measures as soon as possible, and work to restore the normal operation of the WTO dispute settlement mechanism as soon as possible,” the official said. Work with other WTO members to protect against Rules-Based Multilateral Trading System.
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