December 21, 2016 / 3:20 PM / 7 months ago

WTO rules largely in favour of Taiwan in steel row with Canada

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GENEVA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - 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)

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