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China - HP-SSST: Last Part of Growing Pains?


  • Dukgeun Ahn
  • Maurizio Zanardi


In December 2012 Japan requested the establishment of a World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel regarding AD duties that China had imposed on high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes (HP-SSST). The European Union joined as a complainant in June 2013. To some degrees, this dispute follows earlier ones involving China, as similar procedural and substantial issues were raised in previous cases. However, this is the first time that the WTO Panel rejected some important claims, only for those decisions to be reversed by the Appellate Body. Now that various rulings have clarified these legal issues, it remains to be seen if HPSSST represents the last part of growing pains for Chinese authorities to learn about AD legal procedures.

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  • Dukgeun Ahn & Maurizio Zanardi, 2016. "China - HP-SSST: Last Part of Growing Pains?," Working Papers 122796063, Lancaster University Management School, Economics Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:lan:wpaper:122796063

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    1. Julia Qin & Hylke Vandenbussche, 2016. "China–GOES (Article 21.5): Time to clarify the standard for price suppression and price depression in AD/CVD investigations," RSCAS Working Papers 2016/49, European University Institute.

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    Antidumping; WTO trade disputes; China;

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    • F13 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade Policy; International Trade Organizations
    • K33 - Law and Economics - - Other Substantive Areas of Law - - - International Law

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