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U.S. vs. China — WTO Rules

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that tariffs the U.S. imposed on Chinese goods in 2018, triggering a trade war, were inconsistent with international trade rules.

The WTO said the U.S. did not provide sufficient evidence to support its assertions that China’s unfair technology theft and state aid justified the imposed border taxes.

Chinese officials welcomed the ruling.

The U.S., however, said it showed that the WTO was completely inadequate to the task of confronting China.

America’s top trade negotiator said the U.S. must be allowed to defend itself against unfair trade practices.

Pollyanna Davy, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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