China Files WTO Challenge to US $200B Tariff Plan - NBC Connecticut
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

China Files WTO Challenge to US $200B Tariff Plan

Washington imposed the tariff hikes in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Trump's Trade War With China Intensifies

    The Trump Administration is escalating its trade dispute with China after imposing $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese imports. China matched that number on U.S. goods, and now the U.S. is threatening $200 billion more, raising the specter of a full-blown trade war and higher prices for consumers. (Published Wednesday, July 11, 2018)

    China's government says it has filed a World Trade Organization case challenging U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to raise tariffs on Chinese goods worth $200 billion in an escalating dispute over technology policy.

    The Commerce Ministry's announcement Monday comes less than a week after the U.S. Trade Representative proposed the possible second tariff hike following a measure targeting $34 billion of goods.

    The one-sentence announcement gave no details.

    Washington imposed the tariff hikes in response to complaints Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology. The new list of items includes vacuum cleaners, furniture, auto and bicycle parts, French doors and plywood. U.S.-branded smartphones and laptop computers were not on the list of proposed items. 

    US, China Open Trade War With Dueling Tariffs

    [NATL] US, China Open Trade War With Dueling Tariffs

    The U.S. opened fire in a promised trade war against China Friday, raising tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese exports. China, in turn, raised tariffs on $34 billion in American imports, including soybeans, pork and electric cars.

    (Published Friday, July 6, 2018)