China is the world's largest steel producer and exporter. In 2018, China exported 66.9 million metric tonnes of steel, a 9 per cent decrease from 73.3 million metric tonnes in 2017, according to data from US Department of Commerce. Photo: Reuters

China to hit Indonesia, Japan, EU, South Korea stainless steel imports with anti-dumping duties

  • Taxes ranging from 18.1 per cent to 103.1 per cent will be imposed on all stainless steel billets and hot-rolled stainless steel plates from Tuesday
  • Indonesia in particular has benefited from the Belt and Road Initiative, according to Foshan-based Metal Materials Industry Association
Topic |   China economy

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China is the world's largest steel producer and exporter. In 2018, China exported 66.9 million metric tonnes of steel, a 9 per cent decrease from 73.3 million metric tonnes in 2017, according to data from US Department of Commerce. Photo: Reuters
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Some Chinese companies have asked for tariffs on US agricultural products to be lifted. Photo: AP

Chinese firms ask for tariff exemptions to buy US agricultural products, state media says

  • Application for waivers a result of agreement reached by presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump in Osaka
  • Analysts initially cautious on whether China agriculture purchases will lead to a resumption of formal talks to end the year-long trade war
Topic |   US-China trade war

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Some Chinese companies have asked for tariffs on US agricultural products to be lifted. Photo: AP
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