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China objects to US trade remedy ruling against Chinese tires

Updated: Jul 16,2015 1:47 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on July 16 expressed strong discontent to a final US ruling against certain imported tires of passenger vehicles and trucks from China.

The US International Trade Commission dismissed the objective fact that the US tire industry is in sound condition and made the affirmative determination to impose punitive duties, the MOC said in a statement on its website.

In June, the US Department of Commerce adopted multiple unfair and discriminating methods to calculate exorbitant dumping margins and countervailable subsidies, which seriously injured the interests of involved Chinese enterprises, the MOC said.

The MOC urged the US to strictly comply with international trade rules, prudently use trade remedy measures and adopt responsible attitudes and actions to correct its wrong practices and protect economic relations.

The US Department of Commerce said last month that the tire industry was “materially injured” by imports from China and was expected to issue antidumping and countervailing duty orders on August 3.