Washington is challenging China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over broiler chicken products, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Tuesday [10 May 2016]. The United States claimed that China failed to conduct a transparent re-investigation, nor properly calculated costs of production for a U.S. producer. In response, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said Tuesday that it regrets the U.S. decision and will deal with the issue according to the WTO dispute settlement process…Full Article: People’s Daily Online May 2016

Key Points

  • In July 2014, China’s Ministry of Commerce determined (after a re-investigation) to maintain anti-dumping duties on US poultry products.
  • In September 2011, the USA appealed to the WTO to investigate China’s anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties that were imposed on American chicken products from the year before.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In June 2015, China Animal Agriculture Association (CAAA) asked the Ministry of Commerce to extend anti-subsidy duties on American broilers. Consequently, China will extend the duties for another year (expiration on 29 August 2016).
  • In February 2010, China’s Ministry of Commerce introduced anti-dumping duties on US poultry products that ranged from 43.1% to 105.4% depending on the supplier and their level of cooperation during an anti-dumping investigation. In September 2010, China increased the minimum duty from 43.1% to 50.3%.

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