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Saudi Arabia Lodges WTO Dispute Over EU Chemical Duties

Aug. 19, 2021, 1:29 PM

Saudi Arabia said European Union anti-dumping duties on imports of mono-ethylene glycol in June violated World Trade Organization rules, according to a document published Thursday on the WTO’s website.

  • Mono-ethylene glycol is a key component in the production of polyester fibers, film, plastic bottles and engine coolant
  • EU imports of the substance from Saudi Arabia fell to $197 million in 2020, down from $316 million in 2019 and $434 million in 2018, according to the Geneva-based International Trade Center
  • Saudi Arabia says the EU’s duties violate key provisions of the WTO Anti-Dumping Agreement, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade ...

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