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China files WTO complaint over U.S. import duties on Chinese paper

September 14, 2007

Geneva (AP) — Facing a U.S. legal assault, China asserted its rights by filing a World Trade Organization complaint against antidumping duties that the United States applies on Chinese paper imports, trade officials said Friday.The WTO case is the first initiated by Beijing against Washington in five years and comes on the heels of a series of U.S. trade complaints against China.

Beijing opposes the “unfair practice of the U.S. in carrying out the antidumping” duties, an official at the Chinese mission in Geneva said, referring to Washington’s May 30 decision to impose penalty tariffs ranging from 23.19 percent to 99.65 percent on imports from China of the glossy paper is used in art books, textbooks and high-end magazines.

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