Last month, the World Trade Organisation launched an investigation into US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods. Photo: AFP

United States views new efforts to rein in China’s ‘mercantilist’ trade practices via WTO as ‘unrealistic’

  • The US Trade Representative’s (USTR) office has told the United States Congress not to expect success in negotiation of new World Trade Organisation rules
  • Last month, the Geneva-based arbiter of trade disputes launched an investigation into US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods
Topic |   China economy

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Last month, the World Trade Organisation launched an investigation into US President Donald Trump’s tariffs on US$250 billion of Chinese goods. Photo: AFP
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump last met in person in Argentina in December. Photo: AP

Donald Trump’s ‘inconsistent’ US$250 billion China tariffs likely to be investigated by WTO

  • World Trade Organisation investigation expected to move ahead on Monday because the United States is unable to block the dispute inquiry for a second time
  • Next round of trade war talks between the world’s two largest economies expected to begin on January 30 ahead of March 1 deadline
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump last met in person in Argentina in December. Photo: AP
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