Imported cars at a parking lot near a port in Qingdao in China's Shandong province. The announcement by the US Department of Commerce that it was launching an investigation into auto imports could lead to new tensions in the growing US-China trade dispute. Photo: AFP

New US tariffs could be coming for Chinese automobiles and other imports to America as auto inquiry is launched

China, vowing to defend its interests, sees the move as a possible new front in trade dispute; Asian and European carmakers criticise the US action

Topic |   US-China trade war

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Imported cars at a parking lot near a port in Qingdao in China's Shandong province. The announcement by the US Department of Commerce that it was launching an investigation into auto imports could lead to new tensions in the growing US-China trade dispute. Photo: AFP
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