WTO top court backs China in U.S. duties dispute

(Reuters) - The World Trade Organization's top court upheld on Friday some Chinese objections to a ruling that had backed the right of the United States to impose extra duties on Chinese goods that Washington said were unfairly priced and subsidized.

In particular, the appellate body supported China's argument -- rejected by the original dispute panel -- that the imposition of such a double penalty broke WTO trade rules.

The case turned on the treatment of goods from a country that is not a market economy and where the state influences prices.