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China to Probe Alleged â€˜Dumpingâ€™ of U.S. Products
By Bloomberg News
September 14 (Bloomberg) — China announced a probe into the alleged dumping of American auto and chicken products, two days after U.S. President Barack Obama imposed tariffs on imports of tires from the Asian nation.
Chinese industries have complained that theyâ€™re being hurt by â€œunfair trade practices,â€ the nationâ€™s Ministry of Commerce said on its Web site yesterday. The Beijing-based ministry is also looking into subsidies for the products, it said. It didnâ€™t specify the importsâ€™ value.
The European Central Bank said last week that rising protectionism may hamper world trade and undermine the global economyâ€™s recovery from recession. The U.S. placed tariffs starting at 35 percent on $1.8 billion of tire imports from China, backing a United Steelworkers union complaint against the second-largest U.S. trading partner.