The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday launched an anti-dumping and countervailing duty investigation into stainless steel products imported from China.
In response, China said in a statement Beijing is highly concerned about the frequent probes by Washington into Chinese high-end steel products.
The statement said although the World Trade Organization (WTO) allows its members to conduct trade remedy investigations, the WTO rules must be strictly followed and
legitimate rights of concerned parties must be fully guaranteed.
China hopes the United States will correct past practices that had violated the WTO rules and conduct investigations in an objective and fair way.