China News Service, December 3rd. Regarding China’s imposition of anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exported to China, the Ministry of Commerce spokesperson Gao Feng said on the 3rd that the Ministry of Commerce shall strictly follow relevant laws to file and investigate cases and take relevant measures to fully protect The legal rights of the interested parties.
All interested parties including Australia are welcome to continue to participate in the follow-up investigation procedures in accordance with the law.
Data map: Gao Feng, spokesperson of the Ministry of Commerce.
Photo by China News Agency reporter Zhao Jun
At today's regular press conference of the Ministry of Commerce, a reporter asked: The Ministry of Commerce announced last Friday that it will impose temporary anti-dumping duties on Australian wine exported to China starting on November 28. When will these measures continue?
Australian Trade Minister Birmingham said that this practice violates the China-Australia FTA and WTO rules.
Before this, Canberra also said that it might seek arbitration from the WTO.
What's China's response to this?
Gao Feng responded that according to relevant domestic industry applications, on August 18, 2020, the Ministry of Commerce initiated an anti-dumping investigation on imported wines originating in Australia, and made a preliminary ruling on November 27, 2020, deciding to implement temporary anti-dumping measures.
According to the provisions of China's "Anti-dumping Regulations", under normal circumstances, the implementation period of temporary anti-dumping measures is not more than 4 months from the date of implementation. Under special circumstances, it can be extended to 9 months.
The Chinese investigation authority will continue to investigate this case in accordance with legal procedures, and make a final ruling based on the investigation results to determine the final anti-dumping measures.
Gao Feng stated that in this case, the Ministry of Commerce strictly followed relevant laws to file and investigate the case, and took relevant measures to fully protect the legal rights of all interested parties.
We welcome all interested parties, including Australia, to continue to participate in the follow-up investigation procedures in accordance with the law.