A factory worker carries bars of machine-grade steel in the Pacific Machinery & Tool Steel Company in Portland, US, on March 6. Photo: AFP

Trump’s steel, aluminium tariffs may well backfire, giving China the upper hand

William Marshall says World Trade Organisation rules include procedures to address unfair practices without risking a trade war, which may inflict even more pain on the US as nations like China seek oblique ways to retaliate

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A factory worker carries bars of machine-grade steel in the Pacific Machinery & Tool Steel Company in Portland, US, on March 6. Photo: AFP
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