South Korea launches WTO challenge against US duties

South Korea has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) consultations with the United States to challenge the US Commerce Department’s methods in six anti-dumping and countervailing investigations.

Commerce allegedly improperly used “adverse facts available” against South Korean producers and exporters in six anti-dumping and countervailing cases - five of which involved imports of certain hot-rolled, cold-rolled and corrosion-resistant steel products from South Korea, according to a February 20 release from the WTO. Instead of “seeking to replace missing information with the best information available,” Commerce “based the determination of...


Millicent Dent

February 21, 2018

22:05 GMT