China launches anti-dumping investigation into European pork

Published Jun 18, 2024

Tridge summary

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has initiated a one-year anti-dumping investigation into various pork and pig products imported from the European Union, encompassing fresh, chilled, and frozen pork, as well as by-products. This action is perceived to be in retaliation to the EU's intention to impose higher duties on Chinese electric vehicles. The European Commission anticipates China's investigation to adhere to World Trade Organization standards and has offered to challenge the decision in a court or the WTO if needed. The EU also defends its agricultural subsidies as compliant with WTO standards. In response to the EU's proposed tariff increase on Chinese electric vehicles, China has signaled threats of countermeasures to safeguard its interests.
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The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has begun an anti-dumping investigation into several types of pork and pig products from the European Union. This was reported by the press service of the trade department. It should last for a year and will affect all types of fresh, chilled and frozen pork, as well as a wide range of by-products for this meat. The Ministry of Commerce did not provide specific details regarding its implementation. Formally, there are no serious reasons for China to conduct an anti-dumping investigation. According to some media reports, this decision was a response to a threat from EU states to increase duties on the import of Chinese electric vehicles into the bloc countries. Let us remember that in China this is one of the most common types of goods for supplies abroad. At a recent briefing in Brussels, European Commission (EC) representative Olof Gill commented on China's decision. According to him, the EC expects the Chinese investigation to fully comply with ...
Source: Rosng
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