Investigation of anti-dumping into US-made vehicles is to be extended by Chinese authorities. US autos having engines of size 2L or above are being probed into.
Due to the complicated nature of the case, the investigation is being extended by six months, to May 2011, according to a report which cited a statement from the Ministry of Commerce by Dow Jones. In response to an appeal from the car industry in China in last October, China started conducting a preliminary anti-dumping investigation of vehicles made in US. An objective, fair and just review was promised by an official at that time.
This comes after the US President Obama angered Beijing the previous month by slapping a duty of 35% on imports of tyres that are China made, that came up to about US$1.8bn totally last year.