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China to evaluate WTO report on anti-dumping duties on X-ray equipment

Updated: 2013-02-27 22:06

China will seriously evaluate the World Trade Organization report concerning its anti-dumping duties on European Union X-ray security-inspection equipment and reserves its right to appeal, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website on Wednesday.

"To the extent China has acted inconsistently with certain provisions of the Anti-Dumping Agreement, we conclude that it has nullified or impaired benefits accruing to the European Union under that Agreement," the WTO said in the 133-page report issued on Feb 26. "We recommend China bring its measure into conformity with its obligations under that agreement".

China imposed a 33.5 percent anti-dumping duty on X-ray equipment made by Germany's Smiths Heimann GmbH in January 2011, with all other European exporters subject to a 71.8 percent levy.