US President Donald Trump says the developing country designation lets China and others take “unfair” advantage of trade rules. Photo: EPA-EFE

Donald Trump tells WTO to halt its lenient trade treatment of China, says US might impose its own rules

  • The US says if it doesn’t get the changes it wants, it will not apply ‘developing country’ status to countries it thinks no longer qualify for special treatment
  • Trump says ‘the status quo cannot continue’
Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)

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US President Donald Trump says the developing country designation lets China and others take “unfair” advantage of trade rules. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Daniel Bases

Daniel Bases

Daniel joined the Post as US correspondent in 2019 to cover the evolving US-China relationship. He’s an award-winning print and broadcast correspondent and editor who analyses and reports on financial markets, foreign policy and general news. He started his journalism career at CNN then spent 22 years with Reuters on assignments in Europe, Asia and Latin America.