US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters

WTO says Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods violate global trade rules

  • For practical purposes, however, the decision may have little binding effect
  • US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer says the ruling is evidence of the WTO’s inability to hold China to account

US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump and the director general of World Trade Organisation, Roberto Azevedo (left), in Davos, Switzerland, in January. Photo: Reuters
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