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US lawmakers urge action on China car duties

December 15, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

New Chinese duties on U.S. cars are “unjustifiable,” four senior U.S. lawmakers said on Wednesday in a joint statement urging President Barack Obama’s administration to challenge the measures. “We are extremely concerned by China’s announcement today that it will impose new duties on U.S. auto exports,” the lawmakers said.

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China to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on U.S. Cars

December 15, 2011 by Tycho de Feijter

China announced plans to impose anti-dumping duties on some vehicles imported from the U.S. after failing to block a U.S. tariff on Chinese tires.

Punitive duties will be as high as 12.9 percent for autos from General Motors Co. and 8.8 percent for Chrysler Group LLC, China’s commerce ministry said today on its website. The U.S. units of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Daimler AG will face duties of 2 percent and 2.7 percent respectively, it said.

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