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Wiley Rein’s Tim Brightbill Discusses Scrutiny on China’s Trade Practices

Bloomberg BNA's International Trade Reporter
January 4, 2013

Timothy C. Brightbill, a partner in Wiley Rein’s International Trade Practice, was quoted in BNA’s International Trade Reporter about the continued pressure the United States and European Union (EU) are placing on China for its unfair trade practices.

The article reports the EU launched in 2012 seven new investigations into China’s antidumping practices, by far the most against any other country. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is also keeping a close eye on China, which was the subject of three of the panel’s finalized investigations last year and was at the center of three preliminary investigations as well. Wiley Rein filed two of these three trade cases against China, on solar cells and panels and on wind towers.

Mr. Brightbill said China will continue to face such international scrutiny because of its government’s heavy influence on industry and its penchant for dumping products at below-cost prices in Western countries. “Until China's industries and its government fully adopt their World Trade Organization commitments and play by the rules of international trade, they will continue to face trade cases when they dump and subsidize,” said Mr. Brightbill.