A consultation request from Japan over duties levied on its steel tube imports will be handle according to dispute settlement procedures of the World Trade Organization (WTO), says China’s Ministry of Commerce.

Japan requested early consultations with China at the WTO concerning China’s decision to levy anti-dumping duties on Japanese exports of high-performance stainless steel tubes which are mainly used in coal-fired power plants. The duties imposed in November range from 9.2% to 14.4%, on imports from both Japan and the European Union. The duties are intended to remain in place for five years.

Source: China Metals e-mail chinametal@xinhua.org