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Customs Officials Seize Shipment Of Chinese Plastic Bags

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal inspectors seized a $450,000 shipment of more than 21 million Chinese plastic bags at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Jaime Ruiz said Monday that the shipment violates antidumping duty laws.

The Daily Breeze in Torrance says importing goods at an unfairly low or subsidized price is a violation of federal law.

Customs officials are responsible for collecting the required import duty fees of up to 77.5 percent of the value of the bags. Chinese-made plastic bags made up of more than 50 percent polyethylene are subject to antidumping duty fees.

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