China urges India to follow WTO rules on iron ore, steel anti-dumping probes

China said it hopes India will strictly follow the World Trade Organization (WTO) rules on its anti-dumping investigation into Chinese iron and steel exports.

Xinhua quoted an official with the Ministry of Commerce as saying in an online notice that China always advocates prudent, restrained and lawful measures in employing trade remedy instruments.

Steel overcapacity is a worldwide problem which requires joint effort from all countries, the official said. Trade protection measures could not solve the problem and will hinder normal international trade orders, Xinhua reported his as saying.

Since mid-April, India has successively conducted anti-dumping investigations against Chinese steel imports including hot-rolled steel coils and stainless steel plates following complaints from domestic industry.

China always encourages its steel companies to tackle trade problems through cooperation with overseas competitors, the official said, according to Xinhua.

 

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