BEIJING, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on Friday that it will stop anti-dumping and countervailing duties on sedans and sport utility vehicles with engines of 2.5 liters and above imported from the United States.
The MOC said in a statement on its website that the decision will be in effect starting Dec. 15. The MOC had not received any applications for further investigations in the 60 days before the expiration date of the current measures.
The MOC announced on Dec. 14, 2011 that China would levy the duties after an investigation showed evidence of dumping.
Since December 2011, importers of relevant vehicles have been required to set aside deposits with Chinese customs ranging from 2 percent to 12.9 percent, based on the level of dumping and subsidies the U.S. car makers received from the U.S. government, according to the MOC.
Trade disputes involving China on the rise
BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhua) -- China was embroiled in 80 trade dispute cases during the January-November period, up 12 percent from the same period last year, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) revealed on Tuesday.
The cases involved 18 different countries and regions, said MOC spokesman Yao Jian at the ministry's regular press conference. Full story
China seeks WTO dispute settlement with U.S.
BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday filed a complaint under the WTO's dispute settlement mechanism over anti-dumping measures by the United States against 13 types of Chinese products.
China has officially launched the WTO dispute settlement procedure and called for consultations with the U.S. under the mechanism, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said in a statement. Full story