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The Commerce Department on Tuesday said Chinese exporters of common alloy aluminum sheet receive significant countervailable subsidies.

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The United States has agreed to hold consultations with China at the World Trade Organization over its Section 232 tariffs on steel and aluminum as well as its proposed tariffs stemming from the Section 301 investigation into China’s intellectual property practices, but maintains that there is no basis in WTO rules for China to request consultations in the first place.

In response to China’s announcement of anti-dumping duties on U.S. sorghum, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday said it was considering bringing action at the World Trade Organization

The U.S. International Trade Commission last week terminated the Section 337 case brought by U.S. Steel against Chinese steel manufacturers, officially ending a two-year investigation into alleged unfair trade practices.

The heads of three business associations told members of the Senate Finance trade subcommittee on Wednesday that a long-term strategy to deal with Beijing’s trade practices must quickly be adopted if the United States wants to maintain its economic edge over China.

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) at the top of a Senate Finance trade subcommittee hearing Wednesday said the Trump administration is trying to fashion investment restrictions on China in a way that ensures Chinese companies receive “reciprocal” treatment when looking to invest in the U.S., a move that he said would compensate for inadequate authority possessed by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.