India leads world in trade complaints against China

July 7, 2017

BEIJING - India overtook the United States as the country with the most trade remedy investigations against China in the first half of this year, China’s Ministry of Commerce reports. India initiated 12 investigations against Chinese products, including aluminum foil and photovoltaic products, from January-June, followed by the US, which had 11, according to the Ministry.

Overall, trade remedy investigations into Chinese products during the period came down around the world but remained at a high level, Ministry spokesmen Gao Feng, told China Daily. "We oppose any misuse of trade remedy investigations," Gao said.

Cases included 28 antidumping and four subsidy-related investigations involving US$5.3 billion of products ranging from truck tyres and tubing to steel.

"There are several things that did not conform to World Trade Organisation rules, leading to strong objections from Chinese manufacturers in related industries," Gao added. (ATI).