The Trade War Begins

As of 12:01am on Friday (July 6) morning, the trade war between the United States and China began in earnest. The American government began to collect tariffs on $34 billion worth of goods, which was immediately followed by the Chinese government’s equivalent response of tariffs on 545 goods including beer, seafood, dairy and automobiles. The tariffs are the culmination […]

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Import Anti-Dumping Investigation Launched

An anti-dumping investigation into ethanolamine imported from the United States, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Thailand has been started by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce. The ministry received a joint application demanding an inquiry from six domestic producers, who accused foreign manufacturers of dumping the products on the Chinese market, according to an official statement. The […]

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China Relaxes Restrictions on Foreign Investment

With a shorter negative list for foreign investment, China has made a further step in opening up its vast market. A revised guidance catalogue for foreign investment in China will soon come into force, with relaxed restrictions on foreign ownership in automotive electronics, new energy vehicle batteries, motorcycles and other industries, the Ministry of Commerce […]

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China Tariff Imposed to Protect Domestic Industry

The Ministry of Commerce announced the final ruling on an investigation into sugar imports, deciding to begin three-year duty on out-of-quota shipments to protect the domestic industry, but experts said the ruling may not go far enough to stem the flow of lower-priced sweetener into the world’s top importer. China now allows 1.95 million tons […]

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