The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of World Trade Organization (WTO) on Wednesday decided to form a panel of trade experts, as requested by China, to probe into United States' certain methodologies and their application to anti-dumping proceedings involving Chinese products.
The DSB made the decision at its regular meeting held here on Wednesday, and the panel investigation of compliance will take 90 days.
China requested consultations in December 2013 with the United States regarding the use of certain methodologies in anti-dumping investigations involving Chinese products, alleging that the U.S. Department of Commerce (USDOC) used certain anti-dumping methodologies that were inconsistent with the U.S. obligations under the Anti-dumping Agreement.
In February, China requested the establishment of a panel.
The anti-dumping measures launched by the United States, totaling 13 and covering products such as oil well pipelines, involved a total export value of 8.4 billion U.S. dollars, according to China's Ministry of Commerce.
It was the eighth case filed by China against U.S. trade remedy measures.