Establishment of WTO panel in China’s challenge to Australia’s trade remedies on certain products
A World Trade Organization (WTO) panel has been established 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 consultations in June 2021 and China’s first request to establish a panel on 25 January 2022.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said that Australia’s trade remedies system is independent, transparent, non-discriminatory and rules-based.
“Australia will robustly defend this matter before a WTO panel” Minister Tehan said.
“The ability to take legitimate remedial action against dumped and subsidised imports forms part of the critical balance of Members’ rights and obligations provided under the WTO rules.”
Australia is a strong supporter of the rules-based multilateral trading system and respects the right of any WTO Member to take its concerns to the WTO.
Australia remains ready to resolve this matter through further discussions with China.