Shoe On Other Foot As China Investigates US Autos

By Ryan Davis (December 10, 2009, 4:12 PM EST) -- An anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation by China into sedans and sport utility vehicles imported from the U.S. could mark a significant development in trade relations between the two countries, giving China the chance to turn the tables on the U.S., according to experts.

While China claims that the investigation is not a retaliatory response to the recent imposition of U.S. duties on imported drill pipes and tires from China, the probe nevertheless entertains accusations against the U.S. that it has engaged in just the type of behavior often targeted in American investigations of Chinese companies.

China's Ministry of Commerce announced...

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