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US takes action over China export duties

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Thursday, 14 July 2016

US trade authorities have challenged China’s continued enforcement of export duties on nine essential metals and minerals, which the country agreed to eliminate after joining the WTO, pointing to deliberate efforts by China to increase its competitive edge in downstream product manufacture.

The Office of the US Trade Representative has launched an enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO), arguing that it has continued to impose export duties on nine essential raw materials despite agreeing to eliminate these duties after joining the WTO.Michael Froman, the ambassador for the US...

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