China to impose anti-subsidy measures on Australian wine



China's Ministry of Commerce said Thursday it would impose anti-subsidy measures on wine imports from Australia.

The decision was the preliminary ruling of an investigation launched on August 18, which found that China's domestic industry has been subject to substantial damages due to the subsidies of those products, the ministry said in a preliminary ruling posted on its website.

Starting Friday, importers of Australian wine are required to pay anti-subsidy duty deposits ranging from 6.3 to 6.4 percent, the ministry said.

The latest investigation and decision were made in line with Chinese laws and the World Trade Organization rules, the ministry added.