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U.S. Slams Canada, Others in WTO Case For Retaliating Against Trump’s Tariffs

(Adrian Morrow – Globe & Mail)

The United States has filed complaints against Canada and other countries at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against President Donald Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Mr. Trump’s trade chief, Robert Lighthizer, announced five parallel WTO complaints Monday against Canada, the European Union, China, Mexico and Turkey – firing another salvo in a global trade war that has seen the U.S. target both its rivals and its closest allies.

In a statement, Mr. Lighthizer’s office claimed that Mr. Trump’s tariffs “are justified” but the retaliation of the other countries is “completely without justification.” Click here to read more.