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20 November 2017
The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body says it does not have enough information to uphold a Chinese claim against a US law targeting unfair trade subsidies. Photo: Bloomberg
The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body says it does not have enough information to uphold a Chinese claim against a US law targeting unfair trade subsidies. Photo: Bloomberg

China, US claim wins in WTO appeal ruling

A Chinese appeal to the World Trade Organization’s Appellate Body has failed, with the agency saying it did not have enough information to uphold Beijing’s objections to a US law targeting unfair trade subsidies, Reuters reported Monday. 

A WTO dispute panel ruled in March against China’s claim that the US “Public Law 112-99″ broke world trade rules. China appealed but the Appellate Body said it did not have the information to rule one way or the other, leaving the decision in place, the report said.

But, the Appellate Body also left intact another part of the panel’s ruling, which said that the United States had wrongly “double counted” when punishing Chinese goods for being both subsidized and unfairly priced, it said.

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