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China Blocks U.S. Request for WTO Arbitration in Grain Dispute

Posted September 01, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Agence-France Presse)

China on Thursday blocked a US request for the World Trade Organization to create an expert panel to resolve a dispute over Chinese restrictions on imports of American grain.

Washington first brought the case to the world trade body last December, complaining that China has violated its commitments by limiting imports of American rice, wheat and corn.

After consultations between the parties failed to make progress, the United States on Thursday asked the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body to set up an arbitration panel to resolve the matter. Click here to read more.

Related: China ‘Sorry’ About U.S. Seeking WTO Panel on Grain Import Quota Dispute (Reuters)