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Trump Wallops China With Tariffs As IP Brawl Boils Over

Law360 (June 15, 2018, 9:22 AM EDT) -- President Donald Trump moved ahead Friday with tariffs that will eventually cover about $50 billion worth of Chinese goods as punishment for the nation’s restrictive intellectual property rules, targeting touch screens, steel components, medical devices and scores of other items in an escalating trade battle.

Most of the 25 percent tariffs — borrowing heavily from a proposed list circulated in April — will begin to take effect on July 6, as Trump takes square aim at crucial sectors China is looking to bolster with its Made...
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