January 28, 2009
China may appeal anti-dumping ruling
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said it may appeal a European Union decision to take anti-dumping measures against Chinese fasteners.
Europe's manufacturing industries are a major market for Chinese fasteners such as nuts, bolts and screws, Xinhua said.
The ruling against Chinese products lacked justness and transparency, said Yao Jian, a spokesman for the Ministry, the state-run Xinhua news agency reported Wednesday.
China will study and assess the verdict and retain the right to appeal to the World Trade Organization.
Yao said the ruling displayed
obvious probability toward trade protectionism.