Chicken Parts Join Menu of U.S.-China Disputes
The Chinese government has announced that it will impose anti-dumping duties on chicken parts from the U.S. From Reuters:
The Chinese Commerce Ministry’s initial investigation showed that U.S. companies had dumped chicken products into the Chinese market, according to the ministry’s website (www.mofcom.gov.cn).
The preliminary tariffs were announced a day after Beijing requested a World Trade Organization ruling on European Union duties on shoes made in China in the latest case demonstrating China’s use of the WTO to keep markets open to the exports on which it depends.
The United States Trade Representative was muted in its response, saying it would consult with U.S. producers as it analyzed China’s move.