1421939 story U.S. Imposes Big Tariffs On Korean Chipmakers 827 Posted by simoniker on Wednesday June 18, 2003 @11:32PM from the catfish-also-plan-to-sue dept. dipfan writes "This is serious - the U.S. government has decided to levy steep import tariffs on South Korean computer chips (and Vietnamese catfish). The result is a 44 percent tariff on DRAM semiconductors made by Hynix. The case was brought by Micron Technology on the grounds that the South Koreans were receiving unfair subsidies. Hynix says the tariff is 'outrageous', and the South Koreans plan to appeal to the World Trade Organisation."