US complains about China's import duties
Officials in Washington have claimed the tariffs - which could add as much as 21.5 pert cent to the price of a vehicle - are unfair, with around 80 per cent of its exports to China attracting the levies.
The US has made a complaint to the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding the level of China's import duties on US-made cars with large engines.
Based in Geneva, the WTO said it had received formal notification about the complaint yesterday (July 5th), which coincided with president Barack Obama's campaigning visits to the carmaking states of Ohio and Michigan.
In a formal statement regarding the issue, Ron Kirk - US trade representative - said the administration will fight to ensure China does not "misuse" its laws and violate international trade commitments.
"American auto workers and manufacturers deserve a level playing field and we are taking every step necessary to stand up for them," he added.
- Knowledge to Action News
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