Beijing, China (PressExposure) October 13, 2009 -- On September 13, 2009, China launched anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations into chicken products and an anti-subsidy investigation into automobiles produced in the United States.
China Ministry of Commerce spokesman Yao Jian on Sunday said it was investigating the alleged dumping of auto and chicken products from the United States.
The ministry Sunday said domestic enterprises had complained chicken and auto products from the United States were allegedly entering the Chinese market through unfair trade involving dumping and subsidy. This lead to unfair result that the alleged dumping had hit China domestic market and asked the ministry to investigate, the ministry said.
When asked if China's investigation was a retaliatory move because of the dispute over tire tariffs imposed earlier by the United States, Yao said at a press conference the investigation was in accordance with the country's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy regulations, and based on facts.
China imported 435,544 tons of chicken, about 37,600,000 US dollar, from US in the first 7 months of 2009. In 2008, US exported to China 757,786 tons of chicken, about 68,200,000. US dollar is the largest chicken products exporter to China.
Edward Lehman, managing director of a Chinese law firm Lehman lee & xu, said that China has launched increasingly anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation against products from out of China in recent years, and accordingly made many final decisions against foreign products.
Being a nation with statutory law, China has published special anti-dumping regulation in 2000. However，the anti-dumping procedure in China is quite similar to the WTO rules. Foreign enterprises must actively take part in this anti-dumping procedure since in China the procedure is complicated with many governments departments involved.
Edward Lehman has practiced law in China for more than 20 years. He together with others established one top law firm in China, Lehman, Lee & Xu and has advised on a wide variety of China projects including anti-dumping. .
Lehman, Lee & Xu is one of the largest and most prominent law firms in China. With full-service operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, along with offices in every significant provincial capital, the Firm provides legal counsel on all aspects of investment and business operations in the world's largest and most rapidly developing nation.
Author: Ye Weiwe