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China Starts Anti-Dumping Probe Against European Wines

A man looks at shelves of wines at a wine expo in Beijing
WANG ZHAO | AFP | Getty Images
A man looks at shelves of wines at a wine expo in Beijing

China formally launched on Monday an investigation into whether Europe is unfairly subsidizing and dumping its wines in the Chinese market, potentially adding to trade frictions between the world's second-largest economy and its biggest trade partner.

The Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website that it received an application for the probe from a domestic association representing Chinese wine producers in May.

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