Higher duties on chicken unjustified

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

C. The United States won a major case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on behalf of American chicken producers. The WTO ruled that China’s imposition of higher duties on chicken “broiler products” – which was followed by an 80% drop in American exports of those products to China – is unjustified under international trade rules.

A WTO dispute settlement panel agreed with the United States, finding that China violated numerous WTO obligations in conducting its investigations and imposing anti-dumping (AD) duties and countervailing duties (CVD) on chicken imports from the United States.

This is the second of three recent WTO disputes in which the United States has challenged flaws in China’s administration of its antidumping and countervailing duty measures.