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China files WTO challenge to U.S. $200 billion tariff plan

Staff Writer | July 16, 2018
China announced it filed a World Trade Organization challenge Monday to U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposal for a tariff hike on $200 billion of Chinese goods.
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Trade war   It is an unusually rapid move for a trade case
The one-sentence Commerce Ministry statement gave no legal grounds for the challenge or other details.

It is an unusually rapid move for a trade case, coming less than one week after the U.S. Trade Representative announced the tariff plan, which wouldn’t take effect until at least September.


 

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