U.S. Flips Policy On China's Paper Subsidies

Law360, New York (April 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a decision that could end up affecting all trade between the United States and China, the U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday reversed a 23-year-old policy and said it would impose sanctions on subsidized Chinese paper imports.

The DOC said Friday that China, which had been classified for the last 23 years as a “non-market economy,” would not be subject to the U.S.’s anti-subsidy laws.

The move will apply tariffs ranging from 11% to 20% on China’s imports of coated free-sheet paper in order to...
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