The trade dispute affecting the Chinese and US auto industries may be cooling off, as the Asian country has announced an end to controversial duties levied on some American-made vehicles. According to Reuters, this was largely in retaliation to US import tariffs on Chinese-made tires in 2009.

Following that incident, China levied tariffs on nearly 80 percent of vehicles made in the US and sold in the People's Republic, with some cars getting nailed with 22-percent import duties. The vehicles included cars and SUVs with 2.5-liter engines and larger, and even affected vehicles from non-US brands like BMW and Mercedes that were built in the US and then shipped to China. The duties were ostensibly enacted after China accused American manufacturers of accepting government subsidies and dumping vehicles into the PRC, harming the country's automotive industry.

The news, while far from meaning an end to the past few years of acrimonious trade relations between the US and China, is at least a sign that those relations might be improving.


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      Who Me
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hopefully America can go back to building their own cars and getting the thousands of jobs lost back
        home
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Who Me
        It will NEVER happen ! Americans are too lazy, and expect top dollar for minimum input!
        Teleny411
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Who Me
        I hope so. The Big three squandered market share and most importantly, prestige. I see progress in every American brand (except Lincoln).
      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is pretty huge news.
      flammablewater
      • 1 Year Ago
      Start buying stock in basically any manufacturer who still builds cars in the US.
        Eta Carinae
        • 1 Year Ago
        @flammablewater
        GM for me.......im in it for the long run
          home
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Eta Carinae
          You poor fool! GM built the largest plant EVER to manufacture GM cars there. Not only that, GM built their proving grounds there. The biggest and most technical ever! Ask yourself why ! ! ! The CEO said he expects to produce over 90% of GM products there.... (Google his speach)
          criterion29
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Eta Carinae
          http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Eta Carinae
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        Mitch
        • 1 Year Ago
        @flammablewater
        Tesla...
      Eta Carinae
      • 1 Year Ago
      ahhh !!! This is wonderful news.......sales are going to start ton flourishing...
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      icemilkcoffee
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does this mean no more tariffs on Chinese tires too? I just bought some dirt-cheap Westlake brand tires and they are pretty sweet. They are for my van, so performance is not a consideration ;)
      ZOOM
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Chevy pictured in the article is made in China, the Buick Regal is made in China too. Some Buick Regals are made in Vancouver Too, but cannot be differentiated. Cars used to have a label telling where it was assembled and where the parts were made. AS FOR THE FACIEST COMMENTS, it is too late for the liberals, they are just background noise, the government and industry are married and the honeymoon is not over ! You don't think the insurance companies are going to make more money than ever with Obama mCare, you must be kidding !
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        @ZOOM
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      ilikedags
      • 1 Year Ago
      just remember, there is no such thing as a "free market" at the macro level.
      rkeeeballs
      • 1 Year Ago
      China......is BS !.....they dump their goods on the USA ...while stabbing us in the back for bringing our exports to their shores.... BS !
      Velocity105
      • 1 Year Ago
      I wonder what it cost us to end what costed us.
      criterion29
      • 1 Year Ago
      why would they put tariffs on their own prodfuct?GM cars and yes cady as well made in china http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo
      barryaclarke
      • 1 Year Ago
      There're not stupid. In the next year or two they are going to flood the Amercian market with "cheap" automobiles. Notice I said "cheap" not inexpensive?................
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