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Response of the Spokesperson of the Chinese Mission to the EU Concerning Reports of China's Retaliation Against the EU

Q: Reports say that China has launched an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation of wine imports from Europe in “retaliation” against EU’s decision to impose anti-dumping tariffs on China’s solar panels. What is your response?

A: China has long been exercising restraint in adopting trade remedy measures despite of clear evidence for the EU dumping and subsidizing certain exports to China.

The anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation launched by the Ministry of Commerce of China is in response to requests and complaints from Chinese wine producers. The decision complies with the WTO rules and China’s anti-dumping and countervailing regulations. Such regular investigation should not be regarded as retaliation.

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