China's WTO participation in anti-dumping disputes (2001-2011)

He, Ling Ling ORCID: (2012) China's WTO participation in anti-dumping disputes (2001-2011). Frontiers of Law in China, 7 (4). pp. 616-643. ISSN 1673-3428


The anti-dumping war between the US and China has attracted much attention lately, especially after a March WTO ruling and a November US domestic court ruling on the issue in 2011. While the former held that the current US method of applying countervailing and anti-dumping duties simultaneously on imports from China and other non-market economies was 'inconsistent' with the WTO rules, the latter ruled that such action was 'illegal' under the US countervailing law. China has been one of the most
frequent anti-dumping investigation targets by both developed and developing countries for decades. Although it currently has more than one hundred anti-dumping actions against its trading partners at the domestic level, China is a very new player of anti-dumping litigation at the WTO level.
China filed its first WTO claim on anti-dumping in December 2007 against the US, since when it has made frequent appearance at the WTO dispute settlement in this regard.
This Article examines China's participation in anti-dumping disputes during the first ten years of its WTO membership, five as complainant and four as respondent. The alleged undervalued Chinese currency has been claimed to provide unfair price advantages to Chinese products and
consequently tops trade frictions between China and its trading partners. It to some extent contributes to the rising anti-dumping disputes of China. With the continuing pressure to appreciate the Chinese currency globally as well as the current debit crisis in the EU, more anti-dumping and countervailing investigations against China are expected to emerge as countries are pushing more exports to assist the gloomy domestic economies. This becomes more likely taking into account the mounting claims on the job lost in the US due to the flux of cheap and competitive Chinese products.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law (1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Law (1 Jan 2011 - 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2014 06:29
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2017 02:06
Uncontrolled Keywords: WTO; trade; litigation; China; United States
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180117 International Trade Law
14 Economics > 1402 Applied Economics > 140210 International Economics and International Finance
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3507 Strategy, management and organisational behaviour > 350706 International business
48 LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES > 4803 International and comparative law > 480308 International trade and investment law
38 ECONOMICS > 3801 Applied economics > 380110 International economics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9103 International Trade > 910303 Trade Policy
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