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US imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese aluminum foil

China said the US move ignored WTO rules and called on the government in Washington to fulfill its international obligations

Randy Woods | Bloomberg 

The US imposed duties on imports of aluminum foil from China, ratcheting up trade tensions between the world’s largest economies before President Donald Trump’s visit to Beijing next month. The Commerce Department said Friday it would impose preliminary import duties in the range of 96.81 per cent to 162.24 per cent on Chinese aluminum foil, saying the goods are being sold at unfairly low prices. China disagreed with the US move. In August, Commerce imposed preliminary duties on Chinese aluminum foil, ranging from 16.56 per cent to 80.97 per cent, citing state subsidies for the ...

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First Published: Sat, October 28 2017. 20:27 IST