China announced its next move on Monday in the long-running World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute after the Geneva-based governing body for trade found in July that Washington did not fully comply with a ruling pertaining to the removal of anti-subsidy tariffs on Chinese goods ranging from solar panels to steel cylinders, which have been in place since 2012. Photo: AFP

China to use ‘legitimate’ WTO retaliatory tariffs as ‘bargaining chips’ in US trade war negotiations

  • Scale will be minuscule compared to those levied during 15-month trade war, but are backed by the WTO stemming from an Obama-era trade dispute
  • Experts say that while any tariffs may take a year to finalise, they could upset Donald Trump, a known WTO critic, and in turn ‘upend’ the trade talks
Topic |   US-China trade war

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China announced its next move on Monday in the long-running World Trade Organisation (WTO) dispute after the Geneva-based governing body for trade found in July that Washington did not fully comply with a ruling pertaining to the removal of anti-subsidy tariffs on Chinese goods ranging from solar panels to steel cylinders, which have been in place since 2012. Photo: AFP
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