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EU court rightly disregarded Chinese WTO accession protocol in sweetener case, legal opinion says

By Joanna Sopinska
  • 17 Nov 2022 16:54
  • 17 Nov 2022 16:54
The EU General Court was right to rule that investigators could disregard the Chinese protocol for accession to the World Trade Organization and refuse to grant market economy treatment in a dumping probe of a sweetener producer, according to a legal opinion prepared for the bloc's top court.


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Joanna Sopinska

Senior Correspondent

Joanna covers trade in Brussels. Formerly trade editor of EU Trade Insights, she has many years' experience reporting on trade, investment policy and foreign affairs. Before that, she spent nine years at Europolitics news agency writing on trade, agriculture policy and foreign affairs. Before moving to Brussels in 2006, Joanna worked as an analyst at the Polish Institute of International Relations (PISM) in Warsaw.

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