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China to Re-Examine 'Chicken Dumping' Case against US

03 January 2014

CHINA & US - China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) is to review the evidence and information obtained in the original anti-dumping and countervailing investigations into US chicken meat exports to China.

MOFCOM has made announcement No.88 of 2013 entitled 'Case-filing for Rulings on China's Measures of Imposing Countervailing and Anti-dumping Duties on White-feather Broiler Chicken'.

On 29 August 2010 and 26 September 2010, MOFCOM released annual announcement No. 52 and No. 51, respectively, deciding to impose countervailing and anti-dumping duties on imports of white-feather broiler chicken products originated in the US.

On 25 September 2013, the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement body passed the panel report on the dispute case of 'China’s anti-dumping and countervailing measures against white-feather broiler chicken products originated in the US'.

On 27 December 2013, according to the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Anti-dumping and Countervailing Regulation of the People's Republic of China, and the Interim Rules for Implementing the World Trade Organization Rulings on Trade Remedy Disputes issued by MOFCOM, the Ministry has decided to re-investigate this case in accordance with the rulings and suggestions in above relevant reports of WTO upon the date of issuance.

MOFCOM will re-examine the evidence and information obtained in the original anti-dumping and countervailing investigations, and carry out reinvestigations through questionnaires, hearings, and other measures. For relevant investigation procedures, the Regulations of the People's Republic of China on Anti-dumping and Countervailing Regulation of the People's Republic of China, and regulations including relevant departmental rules and regulations of the Ministry will apply mutatis mutandis [see note below].

Any interested parties may refer to the public evidence and information via Trade Remedy Public Information Room of MOFCOM. The Ministry will guarantee the legal rights of interested parties though such procedures as disclosing information and providing chances for statement of opinions and comments, concludes the MOFCOM press release.

According to TransLegal, mutatis mutandis is (literally) Latin for 'with those things having been changed which need to be changed'. However, it is more often translated or understood to mean 'the necessary changes having been made'. It essentially indicates that new terms have been substituted or that the reader should note any differences from the original and take them into consideration.

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