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U.S. Steel Corp. -- appealing an administrative law judge's termination order on an antitrust claim in an ongoing case against Chinese companies -- argues that demonstrating antitrust injury should not be required in any section 337 investigation and that such a requirement violates congressional intent to give the U.S. International Trade Commission latitude to stop price-fixing conspiracies.

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President-elect Trump’s pick for Commerce secretary kept China’s trade policies in his cross-hairs throughout his questioning in front of the Senate Commerce Committee on Jan. 18, managing to remain critical of Beijing while calming the fears of some senators that the Trump administration will follow through on threats and impose a high tariff on Chinese goods.

Despite President-elect Trump being months removed from the campaign trail, his vision for the United States’ economic relationship with China has not been tempered, worrying academics representing views from Beijing, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

A U.S. International Trade Commission administrative law judge has granted a motion to terminate a “false designation of origin” claim against Chinese steel companies, one of three U.S. Steel Corp. claims in a controversial section 337 case that accuses the Chinese companies of setting artificially low steel prices and evading duties through trans-shipment, and the company Baosteel of stealing trade secrets.

The Obama administration on Jan. 12 fired a parting shot at China by requesting consultations with Beijing at the World Trade Organization over a suite of alleged subsidies China provides to primary aluminum producers, a move aimed at resolving global overcapacity in that industry.

The size and importance of the U.S. trade deficit with China is “frequently overstated,” according to a new report commissioned by the U.S.-China Business Council in part to drive future policy discussions as the Trump administration prepares to take over.