BEIJING - An official of China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Saturday that the ministrywill consider taking possible actions in response to a ruling by the World Trade Organization(WTO) panel about a steel pipe trade dispute.
"China will seriously evaluate the WTO panel report and consider taking possible actions," awritten statement on the MOC website cited an official as saying.
In December of 2013, the MOC decided to impose provisional anti-dumping measures onimported high-performance stainless steel seamless tubes from the European Union (EU),Japan and the United States for "substantial damage" to Chinese industry.
The remarks of the official, who is in charge of the treaty and law department of the MOC, cameone day after the WTO panel made public its rulings over the trade dispute.
The panel supports China's standpoints on issues such as the concrete analysis about pricereduction and price impact, the official said.
However, China has reservations on the panel's rulings about issues such as the dumpingmargin and fair comparison, the official added.
High-performance stainless steel seamless tubes are used mainly for super heaters andreheaters of super-critical boilers in power stations.