US to continue anti-dumping probe against Chinese aluminium products
Washington Jan 13 (IANS) A US trade panel has voted to continue anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duty probe against Chinese aluminium products despite Beijing s strong dissatisfaction with the move.
"There is a reasonable indication that a US industry is materially injured by imports of common alloy aluminium sheet from China... subsidised and sold in the US... " the US International Trade Commission (USITC) said on Friday.
As such the US Commerce Department would continue its probe with its preliminary anti-subsidy duty determination due in February and on anti-dumping due in April the USITC said.
China s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) had expressed strong dissatisfaction with the "self-initiated" US Commerce Department s probe launched in November 2017.
It was the first time in 25 years that the US government had launched such investigations without a request from a US company or industry Xinhua news agency said.
China would take all necessary measures to defend the rights of its own enterprises Wang Hejum head of MOC said.