Shanghai, China – China has imposed duties on some U.S.-made vehicles imported into the country, claiming damage due to dumping. The duties, which range from 2 to 21.5 per cent, will be imposed for two years on cars and SUVs with engines larger than 2.5 litres.

The Commerce Ministry named General Motors, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, BMW’s facility in South Carolina, and Honda of America Manufacturing among the companies affected by the duties.

The vehicle duties are the latest in a string of trade issues between the two countries. China has imposed tariffs on products such as chicken imported from the U.S., while in October, seven U.S. solar power companies filed a federal complaint against Chinese companies they accused of dumping solar products on global markets to bring down prices.

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