Obama to launch auto trade case against China - official
WASHINGTON, Sept 16
WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will launch a trade complaint against China over unfair government backing of its auto industry, a White House official said on Sunday.
Obama will announce on Monday that he is initiating a case against China at the World Trade Organization over allegedly illegal subsidies for automobiles and auto parts during a campaign tour of Ohio, the official said.
Ohio relies heavily on the auto industry and is a politically important swing state.
Obama has said Beijing is abusing trade laws by imposing more than $3 billion in duties on U.S. auto exports.
- Malaysia Airlines plane missing, presumed crashed in South China Sea |
- CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-Malaysia Airlines plane crashes in South China Sea with 239 people aboard - report
- China draws 'red line' on North Korea, says won't allow war on peninsula
- Malaysian plane crashed off Vietnam coast: state media
- No signal picked up from missing Malaysia Airlines plane-Vietnam official