GENEVA Dec 21 A dispute panel of the World
Trade Organization (WTO) largely ruled in favour of Taiwan on
Wednesday on its complaint over anti-dumping duties imposed by
Canada on some of its steel goods.
The ruling, related to certain carbon steel welded pipes and
certain provisions of Canada's underlying legislation, found
that Canada had contravened WTO's Anti-Dumping Agreement but
that Chinese Taipei had failed to establish some points.
Canada slapped duties on some imports of carbon steel welded
pipes from Taiwan in 2012 and Taiwan brought the complaint to
the WTO in Jan 2015. The annual value of Taiwan's exports of
carbon steel welded pipes to Canada dropped from around $19
million before the anti-dumping duties were imposed to around $5
million, Taiwan officials said at the time of the filing.
Both sides have 60 days to decide whether to appeal any of
the panel's findings.
(Reporting by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Toby Chopra)