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US defers decision on China aluminium foil dumping

Oct 06 , 2017

The US Department of Commerce has delayed its preliminary decision on an anti-dumping investigation of aluminium foil from China to provide more time to determine the market status of its economy.

The department said in a statement released on Tuesday that the deferral of the decision, previously slated for October 5, “will allow the Commerce Department to fully analyze information pertaining to China’s status as a non-market economy (NME) country, which is being contemplated within the context of this [anti-dumping] investigation.”

Determination of non-market status would entail higher duties under the rules of the World Trade Organization, which China joined in 2001. But questions remain over how to interpret a clause stating that China would be granted market economy status in December 2016.


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