China's WTO challenge to Australia's trade remedies on certain products

  • Media release
15 January 2022

China has requested the establishment of a World Trade Organization (WTO) panel to hear China's claims regarding Australia's anti-dumping and countervailing measures on stainless steel sinks, railway wheels and wind towers.

This is the next step in the WTO dispute settlement process, following China's request on 24 June 2021 for consultations with Australia.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said that Australia's trade remedies system is independent, transparent, non-discriminatory and rules-based.

"We are confident our measures are consistent with Australia's WTO obligations and will robustly defend them."

"Australia is a strong supporter of the rules-based multilateral trading system and we respect the right of any WTO Member to take its concerns to the WTO. We remain ready to resolve this matter through further discussions with China," Mr Tehan said.

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