China scrutinizing shipping companies for overcharges

Chinese authorities are investigating several of the country’s shipping companies which are accused by foreign clients charging random and excessive surcharges, reports Reuters.

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China has launched an investigation into several of the country's shipping companies after several foreign companies and customers have complained of prices that are discriminatory and excessive, according to Reuters.

Several government departments are now on the case, including the Ministry for Transport and Trade. These authorities will investigate whether the companies have taken double payments for imports and exports as well as other illegal surcharges.

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