WTO Rules for PMA Members, Against China in Auto-Parts Case

September 1, 2008

On July 18, the World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled that Chinese tariffs on imported automobile parts from the United States and other countries violate WTO rules. The WTO found that the tariffs unfairly discriminated against the use of imported parts in the assembly process and discouraged automobile manufacturers in China from using imported auto parts. They also put pressure on foreign auto-parts producers to relocate manufacturing facilities to China.

PMA helped initiate the U.S. case against China a few years ago, providing the U.S. Trade Representative with evidence from PMA member companies that export auto parts. The United States was joined in the trade complaint by Canada and the European Union.

Industry-Related Terms: Case
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See also: Precision Metalforming Association

Technologies: Bending

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