March 05, 2010

TRADE WAR: US Anti-Dumping Duties of 349% on Chinese Bricks

The US Commerce Department is pursuing at least 20 countervailing and anti-dumping duties cases against China. Yesterday a ruling put preliminary duties ranging from 132.74% to 349% on magnesia carbon bricks imported from China. In 2008 the USA imported $50.8 million of Chinese bricks. The original complaint came from one US maker, Resco Products Inc., a privately held conglomerate out of Pittsburgh.

Earlier this week Commerce slapped duties of 109% on certain types of coated paper and 13% extra on Chinese salts....

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