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Trump Administration Pursues Aluminum Dumping Case Against China

Trump Administration Pursues Aluminum Dumping Case Against China

PAUL WISEMAN, AP Economics Writer
November 28, 2017 05:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is launching an investigation into Chinese imports, deploying trade-policy tools the United States hasn't used for more than a quarter century in a move likely to raise tensions with Beijing.

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The U.S. Commerce Department says it has begun looking into whether Chinese aluminum sheeting is selling in the United States at illegally low prices. It is the first anti-dumping case the U.S. government has initiated on its own - not in response to complaints from U.S. companies - since Washington went after Japanese semiconductor imports in 1985.

The department is also starting an investigation into whether China unfairly subsidizes aluminum sheeting, imports of which came to $603 million in the U.S. last year. It is the first such case the U.S. government has begun on its own since 1991.


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