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China finds non-market conditions in U.S. energy market, drives up AD duties

July 27, 2020 at 5:23 PM
China’s Ministry of Commerce this month found “non-market conditions” in the U.S. energy sector and hiked antidumping duties against U.S. propanol exports, a move trade lawyers believe could become a pattern in Chinese trade remedy investigations of U.S. exports. Several lawyers and analysts suggested MOFCOM’s July 17 decision was retaliation for the Commerce Department’s practice of labeling China a non-market economy in antidumping investigations. The designation allows Commerce to use third-country pricing data in its antidumping margin calculations, which result...

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