April 12, 2012 / 3:08 PM / 6 years ago

India launches WTO case against steel duties

GENEVA (Reuters) - India has launched a trade dispute to challenge duties on certain steel products, the World Trade Organization said on its website on Thursday.

A man works inside a steel factory at Ludhiana in the northern Indian state of Punjab January 18, 2012. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

The WTO gave no details but said India had “requested consultations” with the United States - the first stage of a formal trade dispute - over U.S. countervailing duties. Countries impose countervailing duties to offset another country’s subsidies suspected of giving an unfair trade advantage.

Reporting by Tom Miles

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