China is now on a schedule to fix the issues involved in violating international trade rules in the case of U.S. broilers. The World Trade Organization says the preliminary settlement in August is now official. Tim Reif is general counsel with the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.
He says, “One of the things that we were able to achieve was to persuade China NOT to appeal the decision, so we’re in that expedited state which is why the decision was adopted. This pivot point in the WTO process China could have appealed or allowed the report to become final and we were able to persuade them to let it become final.” The WTO ruled China had improperly imposed “anti-dumping” duties on most U.S. chicken products.
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