China files trade complaint against US over steel tariffs
GENEVA: China has filed a complaint with World Trade Organisation challenging US President Donald Trump's tariff hike on imported steel and aluminum, the trade body said on Tuesday.
Trump also has threatened to increase duties on $50 billion of Chinese goods in a separate conflict over technology policy.
China has requested 60 days of consultations with the United States on the steel and aluminum dispute, according to the WTO. If that fails, the next step could be for Beijing to request a ruling from a panel of trade experts.
Beijing says Trump's decision to impose additional duties of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent aluminum violate international trade rules.
Steel and aluminum are among Chinese industries in which supply exceeds demand. China's trading partners complain its mills are exporting their surplus at improperly low prices, threatening jobs in the United States and Europe.
The United States buys little Chinese steel and aluminum following earlier tariff hikes meant to offset what Washington says are improper subsidies to producers.
But economists said Beijing responded in order to show it would defend itself.
China's government issued a $3 billion list of US goods including pork, apples and steel pipes on March 23 that it said might be targeted for retaliation if Trump fails to negotiate a settlement to the dispute over steel and aluminum charges.
Rajesh-18 hours ago
China deserves tariffs from all countries and on all products.
joshua mumbai-19 hours ago
Hope all country... do with cheap.. Poor quality Chinees products
quest guest-18 hours ago
Learn English u Chinkies.
goldie vj-17 hours ago
China wants every country to shut up and sit down and take everything that it dumps on them. China has crossed all limits. Bullying will be tackled.
Timir Baran Biswas
Timir Baran Biswas-11 hours ago
China, which has no good relation with any of it''s immediate neighbours, except 2 failed out of society countries. Always trying for land , sea expansionism . Didn''t give slightest respect to international court verdict on trying to establish sole right on China Sea, Indian ocean. Now crying before WTO. China should learn that all time win-win strategy does not sustain.
ekdesi-USA-15 hours ago
China feels powerless now and complaining. It must be really hurting.
ekdesi-USA-15 hours ago
China complains to WTO! As if it is following international rules. ICJ gave judgement against China on SCS. Did China comply?
Sanjoy Das-11 hours ago
China stating violation is like a thief stating humanity rules when cornered