Appealing to the World Trade Organization (WTO) is the EU’s correct response to the dispute with China over Lithuania – but at the same time, the chances of a clear ruling are low. This is the conclusion of a discussion event in the Global China Conversations series at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel). The filing of a complaint with the WTO “was the right step in our opinion,” says economist Juergen Matthes of IW Cologne. China’s behavior toward Lithuania (China.Table reported) would thus be denounced in front of its other trading partners. The EU is thus bringing its complaint “to the world public.”
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