BEIJING, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Commerce said Thursday that it has decided to initiate a new exporter review on anti-dumping and anti-subsidy measures imposed on autos made by Nissan North America, Inc.
The ministry made the decision after an examination of an application submitted by the Japanese automaker on Sept. 3 found some preliminary evidence showing that Nissan qualifies as a new exporter.
On Dec. 14, 2011, the ministry decided to impose two-year anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties of 2 to 12.9 percent on sedans and sport utility vehicles with engines of 2.5 liters or greater imported from the United States, as its investigation found evidence of dumping.
Nissan said in its application that it had sold no autos to China during the period when the ministry conducted the anti-dumping and anti-subsidy probe against U.S. auto exports.
The company meets the country's requirements for new exporters, as the company exported autos to China after the country imposed the duties, Nissan said.
The review will start Thursday and conclude before July 18, 2013.