Subsidy duties vs. China hold; industry cheers

Oct 19, 2007 | 03:00 PM | Rory Carroll

Chinese imports of coated paper should be subject to tariffs that offset government subsidies, otherwise known as countervailing duties, the U.S. Commerce Department said Thursday.

The final determination reaffirms the March 30 decision to alter a 23-year-old policy of not applying the countervailing-duty law to such non-market economies as China (AMM, April 2).

The decision was welcomed by China critics, who said they will continue to push hard for legislation that would clear up any remaining gray areas about whether countervailing duties should be applied to China.....

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