Xinhua Quotes Yongqing Bao on EU’s New Anti-Dumping Rules

November 17, 2017

Xinhua quoted Steptoe Brussels lawyer Yongqing Bao in an article titled “EU's New Anti-Dumping Rules to be WTO Incompatible.” The article, published November 16, explains why the European Union's (EU) new anti-dumping rules, as they stand now, are believed to be World Trade Organization (WTO) incompatible. The new rules came against a backdrop of the expiry in December 2016 of Article 15 of the Protocol on China's accession to the WTO, which allowed the EU to regard China as a non-market economy and use the "surrogate country approach" in its anti-dumping investigations against China.

Mr. Bao says: "The new law does not virtually cease the so-called 'analogue country' methodology. Instead, it intends to continue in a disguised way the existing and currently applied 'non-market economy' approach towards countries like China, thus in violation of the EU's commitment of repealing such approach."

The full article can be read at Xinhua.