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WTO Panel Finds U.S. Steel/Aluminum Tariffs Violate Trade Rules in Complaint by China/Others

On Friday, a WTO panel issued its findings in respect of complaints brought by China and three other governments against the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration, and continued by the Biden administration, on imports of certain imported steel and aluminum, on the basis of "security" concerns. The panel found

Report Suggests U.S./EU Considering Steel/Aluminum Tariffs on China, Others

A report from yesterday indicates that the Biden administration is pressing the European Union to agree to a plan that would impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum, from China and elsewhere, if it has high carbon emissions and constitutes "non-market" production leading to overcapacity. Such a plan, which

EU Imposes Anti-Dumping Duties on Chinese Chromium Coated Steel

Last week, the European Commission adopted definitive anti-dumping duties on imports of electrolytic chromium coated steel (ECCS) from China and Brazil. As part of its reasoning on the Chinese imports, the Commission examined the role of the Chinese government and the CCP in the sector.

UK Trade Remedies Authority Proposes Dropping China Rebar Tariffs

Today, the UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) published its "initial findings" in which it proposed that existing anti-dumping measures on imports of High Fatigue Performance Steel Concrete Reinforcement Bars (HFP Rebar) from China be revoked.

WTO Subsidies Committee Meeting Discusses Chinese Industrial Subsidies, Overcapacity, and Transparency

At a recent WTO meeting, a number of countries pressed China on issues related to industrial subsidies, overcapacity, and transparency.

A More Detailed Look at the Steel Company Audit Required under the U.S.-UK Section 232 Agreement

Last week, we reported on the audit of Chinese-owned UK steel companies that is required as part of the U.S.-UK Section 232 tariff agreement. In this piece we take a closer look at the details of this audit as set out in the parties' Joint Statement, including the

US-UK Steel/Aluminum Tariff Deal Involves Scrutiny of Chinese Ownership of UK Company

A recent resolution of a U.S.-UK trade dispute over steel and aluminum tariffs will lead to an audit of the financial records of a Chinese-owned UK steel company, in order to "assess influence from the People’s Republic of China government."
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