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China trade-slaps US-made cars

China has imposed duties on imports of some U.S.-made vehicles, claiming damage from foreign automakers due to dumping and subsidies in the latest round of trade friction.


December 14, 2011
by CANADIAN PRESS

SHANGHAI, China: China has imposed duties on imports of some U.S.-made vehicles, claiming damage from foreign automakers due to dumping and subsidies in the latest round of trade friction.

The Commerce Ministry said the duties would be imposed for two years on imported cars and sport utility vehicles with engine displacements of over 2.5 litres.

The duties range from 2% to 21.5 %.

The ministry’s notice named General Motors Co., Chrysler Group Ltd., Mercedes-Benz US International, Inc., BMW’s factory in Spartanburg, South Carolina and Honda of America Manufacturing Co. as among the companies affected.

© 2011 The Canadian Press