Japan Requests Consultations with China under the WTO Agreement Regarding China's Measure Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Products Originating from Japan
June 11, 2021
On June 11, the Government of Japan requested consultation with the Government of China under the WTO Agreement regarding its measures imposing anti-dumping duties on stainless products from Japan.
- In July 2019, China started imposing anti-dumping (AD) duties (hereinafter referred to as the "AD measure") on stainless steel products imported from Japan, the Republic of Korea, Indonesia, and the EU, claiming that its domestic industry was being injured by the dumped imports of such products.
- Japan considers the AD measure to be inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (the WTO Anti-dumping Agreement) due to flaws in the Chinese authorities' determination and its investigation procedures.
- Japan has repeatedly asked China to abolish the AD measure at the WTO and in bilateral meetings, but has failed to resolve the issue. Therefore, Japan has requested consultations under the WTO Agreement.
- The specific schedules for the consultations will be coordinated with China in due course.