China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) on Wednesday expressed strong dissatisfaction with the latest U.S. anti-dumping probes on Chinese general aluminum alloy sheets exported to the country.

An MOC statement quoted ministry official Wang Hejun as saying “China is strongly discontent with the trade protectionism tendency shown in the U.S. move.”

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday launched anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations into Chinese general aluminum alloy sheets in a rare “self-initiated’’ tactic.

The self-initiated trade investigation into imports of Chinese general aluminum alloy sheets marks the first time in the past 25 years that the U.S. government has launched such probes without requests from U.S. companies or industries.

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