China lodged a complaint under the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement mechanism on Thursday against Australia for the latter's anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures on Chinese exports of railway wheels, wind towers, and stainless steel sinks.
Australia adopted or extended anti-dumping measures on railway wheels and wind towers imported from China in 2019, and extended anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures targeting stainless steel sinks imported from China in 2020.
The WTO faces unprecedented challenges currently, and China opposes abusing trade remedy measures which not only damage the legitimate rights of Chinese enterprises but also undermine the authority of WTO rules.
China took the move in hope of safeguarding the legitimate rights of Chinese enterprises, as well as to support the multilateral trading system and the authority and effectiveness of the WTO.
China hopes Australia will take concrete actions to correct wrong practices and avoid distorting trade in relevant goods, so that related trade will return to normal as soon as possible.