The Chinese Ministry of Commerce on Thursday disputed U.S. suggestions that Chinese aluminum foil shipments are unfairly subsidized.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross this week announced a preliminary decision to slap duties of as much as 81 percent on aluminum foil from China because of alleged subsidies from the Chinese government.
In a statement posted on its website Thursday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce said the U.S. claims were "without foundation."
"China urges the U.S. to act cautiously and make a fair decision to avoid any negative impact on the normal economic and trade exchanges between China and the U.S.," the ministry said.
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