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U.S. Delays Key Commerce Decision on China Until After Trump’s Trip


(Andrew Mayeda – Bloomberg)

The US Commerce Department has deferred a decision on whether China should be treated as a market economy until after President Donald Trump’s visit to the Asian nation next month (November).

The Commerce Department on Thursday (Oct 5) delayed a decision on whether to impose preliminary duties on aluminium foil imports from China to penalise Chinese suppliers from selling the product in the US at less than fair-market value.

The department said it will announce its determination on the anti-dumping probe, along with a decision on China’s non-market economy status, no later than Nov 30. The department launched the review in April. Click here to read more.

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