Thursday, July 5, 2012
Earlier today, the United States formally filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization (WTO) alleging that China is violating its WTO obligations with respect to its imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties on certain automobiles from the United States. The parties will now enter the consultation stage. If consulations do not resolve the matter within 60 days, the United States may request the formation of a dispute resolution panel. More information regarding this dispute, WT/DS440/1, may be found here.