On Friday, November 14, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) found importers from China and Indonesia in violation of anti-dumping regulations for selling monosodium glutamate (MSG) at unfairly low prices in the United States. The large discrepancy between Ajinomoto’s alleged margins and Commerce’s final margins, as well as the discrepancy between initial and final margins for the China MSG, highlight a concern many have when it comes to antidumping laws: distortion of the market.
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| Posted by Matthew P. Margiotta on Wed. November 26, 2014 3:29 PM
Categories: China, Food and agriculture, Free Trade, United States
Since 1979, the People’s Republic of China has enforced laws restricting the number of
children had by Chinese couples in an effort to stem the social, economic, and
environmental challenges created by the nation’s exploding population. Noncompliance results in hefty fines. Implementation of this “family planning”
policy has seen much criticism for its perceived human rights intrusions of
family development and potential to reinforce gender bias. Present laws limit many couples to having a
single child, but allow a second child if couples live in rural regions and
have only a daughter, are of a minority ethnicity, or have no siblings themselves. But, change is coming.
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| Posted by Peter B. von Stein on Thu. January 16, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: China, Customary International Law, Population control/management