China expresses 'strong dissatisfaction' with U.S. aluminum imports probe

FILE PHOTO: Aluminum ingots are piled up at a bonded storage area at the Dagang Terminal of Qingdao Port, in Qingdao, Shandong province June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Fayen Wong/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Wednesday expressed its “strong dissatisfaction” toward an anti-dumping probe initiated by the United States government on Chinese aluminum alloy sheet imports.

The move, announced on Tuesday, will harm the aluminum products trade between the U.S. and China, hurting both countries’ interests, said the Ministry of Commerce in a statement.

The ministry added it would adopt necessary measures to safeguard Chinese firms’ legal interests.

Reporting by Beijing Monitoring Desk and Dominique Patton; Editing by Christian Schmollinger