China has launched anti-dumping and anti-subsidies investigations into some U.S. automobile and chicken products, China’s Ministry of Commerce announced on Sunday.
The announcement came on the heels of an Obama administration announcement Friday that the United States will increase duties on imports of tires from China for three years to remedy a market disruption from a surge in tire imports. As part of its accession to the World Trade Organization, China agreed to allow its trading partners to implement remedies in response to import surges and under other circumstances.
China’s Commerce Ministry said its auto and chicken product probe follows complaints from Chinese manufacturers alleging the products entered the country’s markets in an “unfair competition manner,” which harmed domestic industries.
The announcement did not specify which chicken products would be investigated.
There is also a push in China to block imports of U.S soybeans if the tire tariff is not lifted.