WASHINGTON Jan 11 The Obama administration is
expected to launch a complaint against Chinese aluminum
subsidies with the World Trade Organization on Thursday, a
person familiar with the matter said.
The complaint will likely add to rising trade tensions
between the world's two largest economies as President-elect
Donald Trump prepares to take office next week with pledges to
reduce U.S. trade deficits with China as a top priority.
The complaint, to be filed by the U.S. Trade
Representative's office, is expected to cite "artificially cheap
loans" from Chinese banks and low-priced inputs for Chinese
aluminum makers as contributing to excess capacity and hurting
American workers and companies.
(Reporting by David Lawder; Editing by Leslie Adler)