WTO Disputes

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WTO Panel Rules for Hong Kong in Complaint Against U.S. "Origin Marking" Rules

In a ruling circulated yesterday, a WTO panel sided with Hong Kong in a complaint filed against the United States in October of 2020, finding that U.S. requirements that products from Hong Kong be labelled as originating in China were inconsistent with the GATT and could not be justified

China Delays Establishment of Two WTO Panels

At today's meeting of the WTO's Dispute Settlement Body (DSB), China blocked the establishment of panels in two complaints brought against it by the EU, related to allegations about China's trade restrictions imposed on Lithuania and about restrictions on EU companies going to a foreign court to protect and use

China's WTO Complaint against U.S. Semiconductor Export Restrictions

Last week, China filed a consultations request at the WTO regarding U.S. export restrictions that were recently imposed on semiconductors and related technology and products. China's legal claims and some practical considerations related to the dispute are summarized below.

China Announces WTO Complaint against U.S. Export Restrictions on Semiconductors

MOFCOM announced today that China would file a WTO complaint challenging U.S. export control measures related to semiconductors.

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

EU Files WTO Panel Requests against China on Lithuanian Trade Restrictions and Patents

Earlier this year, the EU requested consultations with China at the WTO on two separate matters, related to allegations about China's trade restrictions imposed on Lithuania and about restrictions on EU companies going to a foreign court to protect and use their patents. Today, the EU announced that consultations had

European Commission Chief Trade Enforcer Comments on China Disputes

At a European Parliament hearing yesterday, the European Commission's Chief Trade Enforcement Officer discussed two WTO complaints the EU has brought against China recently.
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