WTO Finds Trump's China Tariffs Flouted Global Trade Rules

Law360 (September 15, 2020, 1:13 PM EDT) -- The Trump administration's wave of duties imposed against China in 2018 violated global trade rules, a World Trade Organization panel found Tuesday, issuing a call for both countries to resolve their protracted economic battle.

A World Trade Organization panel said the Trump administration's tariffs on Chinese goods violated core rules that forbid countries from discriminating between their trading partners. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

In a 66-page decision, the panel found that the administration's 25% tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of Chinese goods unfairly singled out Beijing, violating the WTO's core "most favored nation" rules, which forbid countries from discriminating...

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