An official of China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Saturday that the ministry will consider taking possible actions in response to a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) panel about a steel pipes trade dispute.
"China will seriously evaluate the WTO panel report and consider taking possible actions on steel pipes," a written statement on the MOC website cited an official as saying.
In December of 2013, the MOC decided to impose provisional anti-dumping measures on imported high-performance stainless seamless steel pipes from the European Union (EU), Japan and the United States for "substantial damage" to Chinese industry.
The remarks of the official, who is in charge of the treaty and law department of the MOC, came one day after the WTO panel made public its rulings over the steel pipes trade dispute.
The panel supports China's standpoints on issues such as the concrete analysis about steel pipes price reduction and price impact, the official said.
However, China has reservations on the panel's rulings about issues such as the dumping margin and fair comparison on the steel pipes, the official added.
High-performance stainless seamless steel pipes are used mainly for super heaters and re-heaters of super-critical boilers in power stations.
Form Xinhua news