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China Files Trade Case at WTO Over Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Posted April 11, 2018

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Vicki Needham – The Hill)

China has filed a trade case at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over President Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.

Beijing has requested dispute consultations over the tariffs — 25 percent on imported steel and 10 percent on aluminum — Trump instituted last month over national security concerns under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

China, which has requested 60 days of consultations with the United States, argues that the tariffs are inconsistent with WTO rules and has said that the United States imposed the duties as a safeguard measure that countries use to counter export restrictions by other nations. Click here to read more.