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China duties on U.S. steel "unfortunate" - USTR

WASHINGTON, Dec 10 (Reuters) - China’s decision to slap preliminary duties on a U.S. specialty steel product does not appear justified, Washington trade officials said on Thursday.

“It is unfortunate that China decided to impose provisional countervailing duties on imports of grain oriented electrical steel (GOES) from the United States,” said Carol Guthrie, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Trade Representative’s office.

“We do not believe that the imports in question are subsidized, nor do we believe that those imports have harmed the Chinese GOES industry,” she said. (Reporting by Doug Palmer; Editing by Chris Wilson)

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